Two Sisters (13) There were three sisters lived in a bouir Hech, hey, my Nannie O And the youngest was the fairest flouir And the swan swims bonnie O 'O sister, sister, gang down to yon sand Hech, etc. And see your father's ships coming to dry land.' And the swan, etc. O they have gane down to yonder sand To see their father's ships coming to dry land 'Gae set your fit on yonder stane Till I tye up your silken goun.' She set her fit on yonder stane And the auldest drave the youngest in 'O sister, sister, tak me by the hand And ye'll get a' my father's land 'O sister, sister, tak me by the gluve An ye'll get Willy, my true luve.' She had a switch into her hand And ay she drave her frae the land O whiles she sank, and whiles she swam Until she swam to the miller's dam The miller's daughter gade doun to Tweed To carry water to bake her bread 'O father, O father, what's yon in the dam? It's either a maid or a milk-white swan.' They have tane her out till yonder thorn And she has lain till Monday morn She hadna, hadna twa days lain Till by there came a harper fine He made a harp o her breast bane That he might play forever thereon Child #10 MX apr00
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