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Thomas of Winesbury It fell upon a time that the proud king of France Went hunting five months or more; That his daughter fell in love with Thomas of Winesbury Who from Scotland was newly come, Who from Scotland was newly come. You're welcome you're welcome dear father, she says You're welcome again to your own For I have been sick and very very sick Thinking long for your coming home Put off put off your gown of green Stand straight upon the stone And I will tell you by and by Whether you be a maid or none She's put off her gown of green Stood straight upon the stone And when she looked down her belly it was big And her falr colour it was wan 0 is it to a man of might, daughter Or is it to a man that's mean Or is it to one of those rank rebels That lately from Scotland came? It is not to a man of might, she says Nor yet to a man that's mean But it is to Thomas of Winesbury And for him I must suffer pain If it be to Thomas of Winesbury As I trust well it be Before I either eat or drink High hanged he shall be When Thomas came tripping up the stair His clothing was of the silk His hair hung like the threads of gold His skin was white as the milk No wonder no wonder Lord Thomas, he said My daughter fell in love with thee For if I were a woman as I am a man Mg bedfellow you should be Will you wed my daughter Jean By the faith of thy right hand And I'll give gou gold and I'll give you gear And a third part of my land I will marrg gour daughter Jean By the faith of my right hand I'll have none of your gold and none of your gear I've enough in fair Scotland. Child #100 From Seeds of Love, Sedley RG
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