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THREE KNIGHTS FROM SPAIN                 261
VII. There were three lords they came from Spain, They came to court my daughter Jane;
My daughter Jane, she is too young To hear your false and flattering tongue.
So fare thee well, your daughter Jane, I'll call again, another day, another year.
Turn back, turn back, and choose The fairest one that you can see.
The fairest one that I can see,
Is pretty Jane, will you come with me.
[Jane says No.]
The proud little girl, she won't come out, she won't
come out, to help us with our dancing; So fare you well, I'll come again another day.
Turn back, turn back, and choose The fairest one that you can see.
The fairest one that I can see,
Is pretty Sarah, will you come with me ?
[Yes.]
Now we have got the pretty fair maid
To help us with our dancing,
Dance round the ring. óBelfast (W. H. Patterson).
VIII. There was one lord came out of Spain, He came to court our daughter Jane.
Our daughter Jane, she is too young, To be controlled by flattering tongue.
Oh ! fare thee well. Oh ! fare thee well, I'll go and court some other girl.
Come back, come back, your coat is wide, And choose the fairest on our side.
The fairest one that I can see, Come unto me, come unto me.
óBelfast (W. H. Patterson).







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