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Brewster: Ballads and Songs of Indiana 89
8. Lady Nancy died as might be today;
Lord Lovell died on the morrow ; And out of her bosom there grew a red rose,
And out of Lord Lovell's a briar, -iar, -iar, And out of Lord Lovell's a briar.
9. They grew and they grew till they reached the church top,
And then they could grow no higher; And then they twined in a true-lover's knot, Which all true lovers admire, -ire, -ire, Which all true lovers admire.
"Lord Lovel." Contributed by Miss Lucile Wilkin, of Connersville, Indiana. Fayette County. October 23, 1935. With music.
1. Lord Lovel he stood at the castle gate,
A-combing his milk-white steed, When down came the fair Lady Nancy Bell To wish her lover good spee-ee-eed, To wish her lover good speed.
2. "0 where are you going, Lord Lovel?" she said;
"0 where are you going?" said she. "I'm going away, Lady Nancy Bell, Far countries for to see-ee-ee, Far countries for to see."
3. So he rode away on his milk-white steed,
Far countries for to see, When something came whispering into his ear, "Lady Nancy Bell I must go see-ee-ee, Lady Nancy Bell I must go see."
4. So he rode and he rode, as fast as he could,
Till he came to fair London Town, And there he heard the church bells ring
And the people mourning round, round, round, And the people mourning round.