Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 7 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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220                     GEORGE BAENWELL.
And thus I did pass on;
Until my master then                                               170
Did call to have his reckoning in
Cast up among his men.
The which when as I heard,
I knew not what to say: For well I knew that I was out                               m
Two hundred pound that day.
Then from my master straight
I ran in secret sort; And unto Sarah Milwood there
My case I did report.                                             iso
But how she used this youth,
In this his care and woe, And all a strumpet's wiley ways,
The second part may showe.
" Young Barnwell comes to thee,
Sweet Sarah, my delight; I am undone, unless thou stand
My faithful friend this night.
" Our master to accompts                                           e
Hath just occasion found; And I am caught behind the hand
Above two hundred pound.
" And now his wrath to 'scape, My love, I fly to thee,                                            w