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

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            Edward, Edward
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WHY does your brand sae drop wi' blude,
Edward, Edward ? Why does your brand sae drop wi' blude,
And why sae sad gang ye, O ? ' ' O I hae kill'd my hawk sae gude,
Mither, mither; O I hae kill'd my hawk sae gude, And I had nae mair but he, O.'
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' Your hawk's blude was never sae red,
Edward, Edward; Your hawk's blude was never sae red, My dear son, I tell thee, O.' ' O I hae kill'd my red-roan steed,
Mither, mither; O I hae kill'd my red-roan steed,
That erst was sae fair and free, O.'
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' Your steed was auld, and ye hae got mair,
Edward, Edward ; Your steed was auld, and ye hae got mair;
Some other dule ye dree, O.' ' O I hae kill'd my father dear,
Mither, mither; O I hae kill'd my father dear, Alas, and wae is me, O ! '
dule ye dree] grief you suffer. 290
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