English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians

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No. 20
Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard
Ho - ly Word to hear, hear, The Ho - ly Word to hear.
2   Lord Dannel's wife was standing by, She cast her eye on him.
Go home with me, little Matthy Groves, A wedded wife to be.
3   Hark, hark, hark, hark, said little Matthy Groves, I cannot spare my life,
I know by the rings you wear on your fingers, You are Lord Dannel's wife.
4  It's if I am Lord Dannel's wife, It is nothing to you.
Lord Dannel's gone to Kentucky King Georgie for to view.
5   Rise, up, rise up, little Matthy Groves, And men's clothing put on.
It never shall be said in the old Scotland I slewed a naked man.
6   Hark, hark, hark, hark says little Matthy Groves I cannot spare my life,
It's you have swords by your side And I have ne'er a knife.
7   It's I've got swords by my side, They cost me from my purse, And you can have the very best And I will have the worst.