Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 2 of 8 from 1860 edition

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20                    LITTLE MTJSGKATE AND
" I have two swords in one scabberd,                   as
Full deere they cost my purse ; And thou shalt have the best of them,
And I will have the worse."
The first stroke that little Musgrave stroke, He hurt Lord Barnard sore ;                             
The next stroke that Lord Barnard stroke, Little Musgrave ne're struck more.
"With that bespake this faire lady,
In bed whereas she lay; " Although thou'rt dead, thou little Musgrave, as
Yet I for thee will pray;
" And wish well to thy soule will I,
So long as I have life ; So will I not for thee, Barnard,
Although I am thy wedded wife."                   100
He cut her paps from off her brest,
(Great pity it was to see,) Tha^ some drops of this ladies heart's blood
Ran trickling downe her knee.
" Woe worth you, woe worth [you], my mery men all,                                                             jp*
You were ne're borne for my good ; Why did you not offer to stay my hand,
"When ye saw me wax so wood!
                        108, see.