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

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EDWARD, EDWARD
IV
'And whatten penance will ye dree for that,
Edward, Edward ? Whatten penance will ye dree for that ? My dear son, now tell me, O.' ' I'll set my feet in yonder boat,
Mither, mither ; IM set my feet in yonder boat,
And I'll fare over the sea, O.'
v ' And what will ye do wi' your tow'rs and your ha',
Edward, Edward ? And what will ye do wi' your tow'rs and your ha',
That were sae fair to see, O ?' ' I'll let them stand till they doun fa',
Mither, mither; I'll let them stand till they doun fa',
For here never mair maun I be, O.'
VI
' And what will ye leave to your bairns and your wife,
Edward, Edward ? And what will ye leave to your bairns and your wife,
When ye gang owre the sea, O ?' ' The warld's room : let them beg through life,
Mither, mither ; The warld's room : let them beg through life; For them never mair will I see, O.'
VII
' And what will ye leave to your ain mither dear,
Edward, Edward ? And what will ye leave to your ain mither dear, My dear son, now tell me, O ?'
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