The Traditional Children's Games of England Scotland
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THREE KNIGHTS FROM SPAIN                 263
Then here's my daughter safe and sound, And in her pocket three hundred pound, And on her finger a gay gold ring, She's fit to walk with any king.
—Annaverna, Ravensdale, Co. Louth (Miss R. Stephens).
XII. There came three dukes a-riding, riding, riding; Oh ! we be come all out of Spain, All for to court your daughter Jane.
My daughter Jane, she is too young, She has not learned her mother-tongue.
Let her be young, or let her be old, The fate of beauty's to be sold.
Here's my daughter safe and sound, And in her pocket a thousand pound, And on her finger a gay gold ring.
Here's your daughter not safe nor sound, And in her pocket no thousand pound, And on her finger no gay gold ring; Open your door and take her in.
—London (Miss Dendy).
XIII. There came three dukes all out of Spain, All for to court your daughter Jane.
My daughter Jane, she is too young, She has not learned her mother-tongue.
Let her be young, let her be old, The fate of beauty's to be sold.
Walk through the parlour, walk through the hall, And choose the fairest one of all.
The fairest one that I can see
Is little----------, so come to me. No
Will you come ? No!







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