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Scarborough Sands There was a young lady in Scarborough did dwell She was courted by a sailor whom she loved him full well They were promised to get married when he did return But a mark of misfortune upon them did frown When he was a sailing all on the salt sea A storm there did arise and to their great surprise A storm there did arise and the billows did roar Which's driven many a poor seaman upon a lea shore As soon as she heard that her true love was dead She ran raving distracted quite out of her head "A kind adieu to all my pleasure since my joys has fled My grave shall be instead of a new marriage bed" As she was a walking on Scarborough sands A-cryin' and lamenting and wringing her hands She cried, "Oh you cruel billows wash my true love on shore So that I may behold his sweet face once more" As she was walking round Robin Hood's Side She spied a young sailor washed up by the tide As she drew nearer to him in a maze she did stand For she knew was her true love by the mark on his hand A-crying, "I have found you my own dearest love" She hugged and she kissed him a thousand times o'er She says, "Now I am quite willing to lie by your side" And in a few minutes after this fair maid did die In Robin Hood Churchyard this couple was laid And a large double tombstone placed over their head Saying, "Ye tender-hearted lovers as you do pass by You can weep and lament where this couple does lie" DT #561 Laws K18 From Warner, Traditional American Folk Songs SOF oct96
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