Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 7 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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So to the German court he came,                       i6s
Declaring, such a one by name Had drowned his fair daughter dear, And ought to die a death severe.
They brought him from the prison then, Guarded by many armed men,                            wo
Unto the place where he must die, And the young knight was standing by.
Then from her side her sword she drew, And run her gelding through and through. Her father said, " Why do you so ? "                 its
" I may ; it is my own, you know.
" You sold your gelding, 'tis well known ;
1 bought it, making it my own,
And may do what I please with it; "
And then to her he did submit.                            iso
" Here is a man arraign'd and cast, And brought to suffer death at last, Because your daughter dear he slew; Which if he did, what's that to you ?
" You had your money, when you sold i&s Your daughter for her weight in gold; Wherefore he might, it is well known, Do what he pleased with his own."
So having chang'd her garments green, And dress'd herself like a fair queen,              iso
Her father and her husband straight Both knew her, and their joys were great.