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THREE KNIGHTS FROM SPAIN                  269
XXV. There were one lord came out of Spain, Who came to court your daughter Jane.
Your 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 white, And choose the fairest in your sight.
The fairest one that I can see, is----------, come to me.
—Holywood, co. Down (Miss C. N. Patterson).
XXVI. Here's two dukes come out from Spain, For to court your daughter Jane;
My daughter Jane is far too young, She cannot hear your flattering tongue.
Be she young, or be she old, Her beauty must be sold, Either for silver or for gold ; So fare you well, my lady fair, I'll call again some other day.
—Galloway (J. G. Carter).
XXVII. Here's one old Jew, just come from Spain, To ask alone your daughter Jane.
Our daughter Jane is far too young To understand your Spanish tongue.
Go away, Coat-green.
My name is not Coat-green, I step my foot, and away I go.
Come back, come back, your coat is green, And choose the fairest one you see.
The fairest one that I can see Is pretty Alice. Come to me.
I will not come.

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