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Twa Corbies 2 As I was walking all alane I heard twa corbies makin' mane And one ontae the other did say Where will we gang and dine the day Where will we gang and dine the day In ahind yon oul fail dyke I wot there lies a new slain knight Naebody kens that he lies there But his hawk and hound and his lady fair His hawk and hound and his lady fair His hawk is tae the hunting gane His hound to bring a wild fowl hane His wife has taken another mate So we can make our dinner sweet We can make our dinner sweet And you can sit on his white breast bone And I'll pick out his bonny blue e'en And with a lock of his yellow hair We'll theek our nest when it grows bare * We'll theek our nest when it grows bare And many's a one for him makes mane Naebody kens where he has gane Through his white bones when they grow bare The wind shall blow forever mare The wind shall blow forever mare * theek=feather our nest --------------------------------------------- Child #26 recorded by Steeleye Span on "Hark! The Village Wait"(1970) and by the Sands Family on "The Third Day"(1974). Lyrics from the insert of the Sands LP. This is a version of "The Three Ravens", a song which goes back to the 13th century at least, and was collected (and probably reworked) by Sir Walter Scott in "Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border", III, 239, ed. 1803. It is set to the tune "A la larc" from Brittany. MJ MJ
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