Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 7 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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At the church door the knights did meet,           m
The Lady Dacres for to greet, But most of all her daughter sweet, That beauteous bonny lass.
Said Armstrong to the lady fair,
" We both have made a vow                            so
At dinner for to be your guests,
If you will it allow." With that bespoke the lady free, " Sir knights, right welcome shall you be ;" " The happier men therefore are we,                 «
For love of this bonny lass."
Thus were the knights both prick'd in love,
Both in one moment thrall'd, And both with one fair lady gay,
Fair Isabella call'd.                                          »
With humble thanks they went away, Like wounded harts chas'd all the day, One would not to the other say,
They lov'd this bonny lass.
Fair Isabel, on the other side,                             «
As far in love was found ; So long brave Armstrong she had ey'd,
Till love her heart did wound ; " Brave Armstrong is my joy," quoth she, " Would Christ he were alone with me,              70
To talk an hour, two, or three,
With his fair bonny lass."
But as these knights together rode, And homeward did repair,