English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians

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Young Beichan
8   Then she took him to her master's {or father's) cellar And dtawed some of the best port wine,
And drink a health, you pretty creature, 1 wish, Lord Bacon, you were mine.
9   And then they drawed each other's notes of love And seven years they were tp stand.
He vowed he'd marry no other woman Unless(#r Until) she married some other man.
10 Then she took him on to the sea-side And left him sailing over the main : Fare-ye-well, fare-ye-well, you pretty creature. O when shall I see you again ?
11   When seven years was passed and gone, And seven months and almost three, She gathered all her silks and rubies And vowed Lord Bacon she'd go and see.
12   When she got to Lord Bacon's hall She knocked so far below the ring.
Who's there, who's there {or O yes, O yes), said the bold, proud
porter, Who knock so hard fain would come in ?
13   Is this Lord Bacon's hall, she said, Or is there any man within ?
O yes, O yes, said the bold, proud porter, This day has fetched him a young bride in.
14   She says: Now you've married some other woman And I have married no other man,
I wish I had my notes of love,
Straight back I'd go to the Turkish land.
15   She's got a ring on every finger
And on her middle one she's got three, And gold around her neck a-plenty To buy all Cumberland of thee.
16  Then up spoke the young bride's mother, An angry spoken old thing was she,
Saying: Would you quit my own fair daughter And take up with a Turkish lady ?