The Oxford Book of Ballads - online book

A Selection Of The Best English Lyric Ballads Chosen & Edited by Arthur Quiller-Couch

Home Main Menu Singing & Playing Order & Order Info Support Search Easter Hymns



Share page  Visit Us On FB

Previous Contents Next
SIR CAWL1NE
XXVII
Sir Cawline took up that eldritch sword
As hard as any flynt, Soe did he [the hand with] ringes five
Harder than fyer, and brent.
XXVIII
The watchmen cryed upon the walls And sayd, i Sir Cawline's slaine !'
Then the King's daughter she fell downe, ' For peerlesse is my payne !'
XXIX
' O peace, my ladye R sayes Sir Cawline, ' I have bought thy love full deare;
O peace, my ladye!' sayes Sir Cawline, ' Peace, ladye, for I am heere Ff
XXX
He's presented to the King's daughter
The hand, and then the sword [And he has claimed the King's daughter
According to her word].
XXXI
And the King has betaken him his broad lands
And all his venison; [Sayes] ' Thou shalt have my daughter deare,
[And be my onelye son'].
brent] smooth.         betaken] given, made over.         venison]
i.e. deer-forests.
19
Previous Contents Next







E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III