English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians

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Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard
12   True, I have two good broad swords They cost me deep in the purse. But you may have the very best one And you may have the first lick.
13  The very first lick little Matthy Groves struck, He struck him across the head,
And the very next lick Lord Thomas he struck, And it killed little Matthy Groves dead.
14   He took his gay lady by the hand, And he led her up and down.
He says : How do you like my blankets And how do you like my sheets ?
15   Well enough your blankets And well enough your sheets,
But much better do I love little Matthy Groves Within my arms asleep.
16   He took his gay lady by the hand And he pulled her on his knee,
And the very best sword that he did have He split her head into twine (twain).