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80 Indiana University Publications, Folklore Series
3. "When will you be back, Lord Lovell?" she said;
"When will you be back?" said she. "In a year or two at most," he said,
"I'll return to my fair Lady Nancy, -cy, -cy, I'll return to my fair Lady Nancy."
4. He hadn't been gone but a year and a day,
Strange countries for to see, Till longing thoughts came into his mind Lady Nancy he'd go to see, see, see, Lady Nancy he'd go to see.
5. He rode and he rode on his milk-white horse
Till he came to London Town, And there he heard St. Pankers1 church bell
And the people all mourning round, round, round, And the people all mourning round.
6. "0 what is the matter?" Lord Lovell he cried;
"0 what is the matter?" said he. "(A) Lord's lady is dead," a woman replied; "Some called her Lady Nancy, -cy, -cy, Some called her Lady Nancy."
7. He ordered the grave to be opened wide
And the veil to be turned down, And there he gazed on his true-love's face
Till the tears came trickling down, down, down, Till the tears came trickling down,
8. Lady Nancy died as it might be today;
Lord Lovell died tomorrow.2 Lady Nancy was laid in St. Pankers churchyard; Lord Lovell was laid beside her, her, her, Lord Lovell was laid beside her.3
1 For SL Pancras.
3 For on the morrow.
3 Child B lias for the last two lines:
"Fair Nancybelle died with pure, pure love, Lord Lavel he died with sorrow."