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The Twa Sisters

No: 10; variant: 10S

  1. ‘O FATHER, father, swims a swan,’ This story I’ll vent to thee ‘O father, father, swims a swan, Unless it be some dead woman.’ I’ll prove true to my true love, If my love prove true to me
  2. The miller he held out his long fish hook, And hooked this fair maid from the brook.
  3. She offered the miller a gold ring stane To throw her into the river again.
  4. Down she sunk, and away she swam, Until she came to her father’s brook.
  5. The miller was hung at his mill-gate, For drowning of my sister Kate.