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Lord Ingram and Child Wylet Lord Ingram and Child Wylet Were both laid in one wame They laid their love on one lady The greater was the shame Lord Ingram and Child Wyet Were both born in one hall They laid their love on one lady And from her they could not fall Lord Ingram courted her Lady Mary Among her halls and bowers Child Wyet courted her Lady Mary Among the summer flowers Lord Ingram courted her Lady Mary Among the company all Child Wyet wooed her Lady Mary Among the sheets so small Get up get up my daughter dear Put on your wedding gown For Lord Ingram he will be here Your wedding must be done I'd rather be Child Wylet's wife The white fish for to sell Before I were Lord Ingram's wife To wear the silk so well There was not a groom about the castle But got a gown of green And all was blythe and all was glad But Lady Mary was none There was no cook about that kitchen But got a gown of grey And all was blythe and all was glad But Lady Mary was woe When mass was sung and bells was rung And all men bound for bed Then Lord Ingram and Lady Mary In one bed they were laid When they were laid into their bed It was both soft and warm He laid his hand over her side Says, I think you are with bairn I told you once, I told you twice Ere you came me to wed That Child Wyet your own brother One night lay in my bed O father your babe on me Mary O father your babe on me And the fairest castle of all Snowdown Your morning gift shall be I may father my babe on a stock So may I on a stone But my babe shall never have A father but its own Then he's taken out a trusty brand Laid it atween them tway Says, Lie you there you ill woman A maid for me till day Child #66 Printed in The Seeds of Love SOF
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