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88 Indiana University Publications, Folklore Series
1.     Lord Lovell stood at his castle gate,
A-combing his milk-white steed, When along came Lady Nancy Bell,
A-wishing her lover good speed, speed, speed, A-wishing her lover good speed.
2.   "0 where are you going, Lord Lovell?" she said;
"O where are you going ?" said she. "I'm going away, Lady Nancy Bell,
Strange countries for to see, see, see, Strange countries for to see."
3.   "0 when will you be back, Lord Lovell?" she said;
"0 when will you be back?" said she. "In a year or two or three at most
I'll return to your fair body, -dy, -dy, I'll return to your fair body."
4.     He'd been gone away but a year and a day,
Strange countries for to see, When a longing came into his head
Lady Nancy Bell he would see, see, see, Lady Nancy Bell he would see.
5.     He rode and he rode on his milk-white steed
Till he came to London Town,
And people all mourning round, round, round, And people all mourning round.
6.   "Is somebody dead?" Lord Lovell he said;
"Is somebody dead?" said he. "A lord's daughter," a lady replied;
"Some call her Lady Nancy, -cy, -cy, Some call her Lady Nancy."
7.     He ordered the grave to be opened forthwith,
And the shroud to be folded down; Then he kissed her clay-cold lips
While the tears came trickling down, down, down, While the tears came trickling down.

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