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Bonnie Broom (Questions) There was a lady lived in the North Lay the bend tae the bonnie broom And she had lovely daughters three Fa la la la la la la la la la There was a knight of noble worth Who also lived into the north O late one night it was cold and bright(?) This knight he knocked at the lady's gate The eldest daughter she let him in O bend(?) the door with a silver pin The second daughter she's made his bed And linens face(?) so fine she spread The youngest daughter so fair and bright In one bed lay with this noble knight Now that you've had your will of me O then kind sir, will you marry me? When you have answered me questions three O then fair maid, we will married be O what is louder than the horn and what is sharper than the thorn O thunder's louder than the horn and hunger's sharper than the thorn And what is longer than the way and what is deeper than the sea O love is longer than the way and hell is deeper than the sea O what is greener than the grass And what's more wicked than a woman e'er was O envy's greener than the grass And the devil more wicked than a woman e'er was As soon as she the fiend did name He flew away in a blazing flame _______ Child #1 from the collection of Ann O'Hayen Price SOF
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