Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 3 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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EARL RICHARD.                          275
" Away ! away ! ye ill woman,                      zo»
And sore your vile words grieveth me;
When you heed so little for yourself, I'm sure ye'll heed far less for me.
" But if you are a carle's daughter,
As I take you to be,                                         210
How did you get the gay clothing, In green wood ye had on thee ? "
" My mother she's a poor woman, She nursed earl's children three ;
And I got them from a foster sister,              21s
For to beguile such sparks as thee."
" But if you be a carle's daughter,
As I believe you be, How did ye learn the good Latin,
In green wood ye spoke to me ? "              aa>
" My mother she's a mean woman, She nursed earl's children three;
I learned it from their chapelain, To beguile such sparks as ye."
When mass was sung, and bells were rung, 225
And all men boune for bed, Then Earl Richard and this ladye
In ane bed they were laid.