The False Lover Won Back (2) A fair made sat at her front door Wringing her lily hands; And by it came a sprightly youth Fast tripping o'er the sands. "Where go you, young John?" she says, "So early in the day? It makes me think by your fast trip Your journey's far away." He turned about with an awful look And said, "What's that to you? I'm going to see a lovely maid More fairer far than you. " "Now have you played me thus false In summer amid the flowers, I will repay you back again In winter amid the showers. "But never fear, dear love, for me You may come back again. But if you look at other girls I'II look at other men." But she took up her clothing fair And after him went she. But all he said was, "Go back again No farther go with me." The first town that they came to He bought her a blazing ring; Aud then he said, " Go back again Aud go no more with me." The next town that they came to He bought her a muff and gloves And told her to go back again And find some other love. The next town that they came to His heart it grew more warm, And he was deep in love with her And she was over again. The next town that they came to He bought her a wedding gown And made her lady of his own bowers In sweet Berwick town. Child #218 From Ballads and Songs, Belden Collected from Lillian Scott, MO, 1921 RG oct96
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