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The Fair Flower of Northumberland

No: 9; variant: 9D

  1. SHE’S gane down to her father’s stable, O my dear, and my love that she wan She’s taen out a black steed baith sturdy and able, And she’s away to fair Scotland.
  2. When they came to Scotland bridge, ‘Light off, you whore, from my black steed, And go your ways back to Northumberland.’
  3. ‘O take me by the body so meek, And throw me in the water so deep, For I daurna gae back to Northumberland.’
  4. ‘I’ll no take thee by the body so meek, Nor throw thee in the water so deep; Thou may go thy ways back to Northumberland.’
  5. ‘Take me by the body so small, And throw me in yon bonny mill-dam, For I daurna gae back to Northumberland.’