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The Maid and the Palmer

No: 21; variant: 21B

  1. ‘SEVEN years ye shall be a stone, . . . . . For many a poor palmer to rest him upon. And you the fair maiden of Gowden-gane
  2. ‘Seven years ye’ll be porter of hell, And then I’ll take you to mysell.’
  3. ‘Weel may I be a’ the other three, But porter of hell I never will be.’ And I, etc.