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And he shope the cross on his right sho'lder Of the white flesh and the redd,
And he went him into the Holy Land, Wheras Christ was quicke and deade.
. Lord Thomas and Fair Annet
LORD THOMAS and Fair Annet Sat all day on a hill; When night was come, and sun was set, They had not talk'd their fill.
ii Lord Thomas said a word in jest,
Fair Annet took it ill: ' I'll never wed a tocherless maid
Against my ain friends' will.'
in ' Gif ye'll not wed a tocherless wife,
A wife will ne'er wed ye: Fare ye well now, Lord Thomas,
It's fare ye well a wee.'
O Annet she's gane till her bower, Lord Thomas down the den;
And he 's come till his mither's bower By the lee light o' the moon'
shope] shaped, made. tocherless] without a dowry, calm, pleasant.
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