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Willie Drowned in Ero My Willie is brave, my Willie is tall My Willie is wondrous bonnie He promised me he'd marry me If ever he'd marry any if ever he'd marry any he promised he'd marry me if ever he'd marry any My Willie is to the hunting gone I fear he's going to tarry He sent a letter back again Saying he was too young to marry... Last night I dreamed a dreadful dream I fear it will bring sorrow I dreamed I was reaping the heather green Down by the banks of Ero... Well, I will read your dream to you I'll read it with grief and sorrow But before tomorrow night you'll hear Of your Willie being drownded in Ero I sought him east, I sought him west I sought him through a valley And underneath the edge of a rock Was the corpse of my Willie lying Her hair it was three quarters long The color it was yellow And around the waist of her Willie she's turned To pull him out of Ero They buried him the very next day They buried him with grief and sorrow They buried him the very next day Down by the banks of Ero Child #215 recorded by Margaret Christl SOF APR99
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