Songs & Ballads Of The Maine Lumberjacks

A Collection Of Traditional & Folk Songs of the area with Lyrics & Commentaries -online book

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Maine Lumberjacks            jy
21      You coudna see her middle sma For gouden girdle that was sae braw.
22     You coudna see her fingers white, For gouden rings that was sae gryte.
23     An by there came a harper fine, That harped to the king at dine.
24     When he did look that lady upon, He sighd and made a heavy moan.
25     He's taen three locks 0 her yallow hair, An wi them strung his harp sae fair.
26     The first tune he did play and sing, Was, "Farewell to my father the king."
27     The nextin tune that he played syne, Was, "Farewell to my mother the queen/'
28     The lasten tune that he playd then, Was, "Wae to my sister, fair Ellen."

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