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84 Indiana University Publications, Folklore Series
9. They grew and they grew to the steeple top, And there they could grow no higher; So they twined themselves in a true lover's knot For all true lovers to admire, -ire, -ire, For all true lovers to admire.
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"Lord Lovel." Contributed by Miss Myrtle B. Munson, of Indianapolis, Indiana. Marion County. November 30, 1935.
1.     Lord Lovel stood at his castle gate, A-combing his milk-white steed, When up came Lady Nancy Bell
To wish her lover good speed, speed, speed, To wish her lover good speed.
2.   "0 where are you going?" Lady Nancy said; "0 where are you going?" said she.
"I'm going, my Lady Nancy Bell, Strange countries fair7 to see, see, see, Strange countries fair to see."
3.   "0 when will you be back?" Lady Nancy said; "0 when will you be back?" said she.
"In a year or two or three at the most I'll return to my fair Nancy, -cy, -cy, I'll return to my fair Nancy."
4.     He had not been gone a year and a day, Strange countries fair to see,
When languishing thoughts came into his head Lady Nancy Bell he would go see, see, see, Lady Nancy Bell he would go see.
5.     So he rode and he rode on his milk-white horse Till he came to London Town,
And there he heard St. Pancras bells
And the people all mourning around, -round, -round,
And the people all mourning around.
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