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124 Indiana University Publications, Folklore Series
4.     Then out spoke my lady:
"Have mercy on me; Though you've taken my young son's life, 0 have mercy upon me!"
5.     Lady Betty was lying
In her chamber so high, When she heard her dear daddy Come riding hard by.
6.   "0 Daddy, 0 Daddy,
You need not blame me, For Falseness and Lamkin Have killed your lady!"
7.     Then Lamkin was hanged
On yon gallows so high, And Falseness was burned In a fire hard by.
8.     Then sweetly sang the wild birds
As they soared upon high, For Falseness and Lamkin Deserved well to die.
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No title given. Contributed by Mrs. Helen B. Little, of Knoxville, Iowa. Learned in Warrick County, Indiana. June 23, 1935.
1.     Lady Betty was lying
In her chamber so high, When she heard her dear daddy Come riding hard by.
2.   "0 Daddy, O Daddy,
You need not blame me, For Falseness and Lamkin Have killed your lady!"
3.     Falseness was hanged
On yon gallows so high, And Lamkin was burned In a fire near by.








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