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302 Indiana University Publications, Folklore Series
5.    / boldly came where he did dwell,
and asked for my Sweeting: They said of her they could not tell>
which was to me sad greeting. But presently shee heard my voyce,
and call me at her windor.
0  I tvould come to thee my choise,
but doores and lockes doe hinder.
6.    Whereat amazed I did stand,
to heare her make that answer:
1  drew my sword into my hand,
and straight the house did enter, And then I made the lockes to flie,
and doores in pieces shatter; I vow'd to haue her company,
and quickly I came at her.
7.    Her Vncle and some of his men,
did after present follow: Who said I should ne'r out againe,
but in my blood should wallow: But vjith some hurt done on both sides,
I brought my Sweet-heart from them. Young men to win yourselues such Brides,
fight for to ouercome them.
8.    Then ioyn'd we hands in Hymens bands
to loue and Hue together, She lov'd me not for house nor lands,
for I had none of either. Her loue was pure, and doth endure,
and so shall mine for euer: Till death doth vs so much iniure,
as part vs from each other.

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