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The Two Sisters (8) There were two sisters, Jane and Mary Ann I went a-gay and a-gandy They were both in love with the same young man Down by the bonny busk of London. The oldest one said to the youngest one day "Let's go see our father's ship sail away. So they both went out so light and gay To go see their father's ship sail away. The youngest one put her foot upon a stone The oldest one, she shoved her in. Their lover, with his gentle hand He brought the lady on dry land. He kissed her face, he kissed her hair He kissed her lips so red and fair. He said, "My dear, 'tis you I love More than the riches in Heav'n above." She said, "Your riches great may be But all I do crave is your fair body." He's mounted her on his milk-white steed And away to his castle with all speed. He's dressed her up in silk so gay All married to be that very day. You could not see her beautiful face For it was covered all over with lace. You could not see her beautiful hair For the lumps of gold were lying there. From Songs of the Newfoundland Outports, Peacock Child #10 Recorded by Anita Best note: there's a little plot left...RG RG oct96
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