The Traditional Children's Games of England Scotland
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THREE KNIGHTS FROM SPAIN                 267
Here's your daughter, safe and sound, In every pocket a thousand pound, On every ringer a gay gold ring, So, pray, take your daughter back again.
People's Friend, quoted in review of " Arbroath : Past and Present."
XXI. We are three suitors come from Spain, Come to court your daughter Jane.
My daughter Jane she is too young To be beguiled by flattering tongue.
Let her be young, or let her be old, For her beauty she must be sold.
Return, return, your coat is white, And take the fairest in your sight.
Here's your daughter safe and sound,
And in her pocket five hundred pound,
On her finger a gay gold ring,
Fit to walk with any king.
—Dublin (Mrs. Lincoln).
XXII. Here comes a poor duke out of Spain, He comes to court your daughter Jane.
My daughter Jane is yet too young, She has a false and flattering tongue.
Let her be young, or let her be old, Her beauty is gone, she must be sold.
Fare thee well, my lady gay, I'll call again another day.
Turn back, turn back, you ugly wight, And clean your spurs till they shine bright.
My spurs they shine as bright as snow, And fit for any king to show; So fare thee well, my lady gay, I'll call again another day.







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