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Folk Song

X:1 T:Long Lankin

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M:3/4 L:1/4 K:Bb D/2D/2| G B d| e c d/2c/2| B G B| d2 A| B A d| ^F G A| B A d| G2|| % W:Says my lord to my lady as he mounted his horse W:Beware of Long Lankin that lives in the moss W: W:Says my lord to my lady as he went on his way W:Beware of Long Lankin that lives in the hay W: W:See the doors are all bolted see the windows all pinned W:And leave not a crack for a mouse to creep in W: W:Oh the doors were all bolted oh the windows were pinned W:But at the small peep in the window Long Lankin crept in W: W:Where's the lord of this household? cries Long Lankin W:He's away out to London says the false nurse to him W: W:Where's the lady of the household? cries Long Lankin W:She's asleep in her chamber says the false nurse to him W: W:Where's the heir of the household? cries Long Lankin W:He's asleep in his cradle says the false nurse to him W: W:We'll pinch him and we'll prick him all over with a pin W:And that'll make me lady to come down to him W: W:So he pinched him and they pricked him all over with a pin W:And the false nurse held the basin for the blood to drip in W: W:O nurse how you slumber O nurse how you sleep W:You leave my little son to cry and to weep W: W:O nurse how you slumber O nurse how you snore W:You leave me little baby to cry and to roar W: W:Oh I tried him with the milk and I've tried him with the pap W:Come down my fair lady and rock him in your pap W: W:I've tried him with the rattle and I've tried him with the bell W:Come down my pretty lady and rock him in yourself W: W:How dare I come down in the dead of the night W:When there's no candles burning nor no fires alight? W: W:You have three silver gowns all bright as the sun W:Come down my pretty lady all by the light of one W: W:Oh the lady came downstairs she was thinking no harm W:Long Lankin he stood ready for to catch her in his arm W: W:There's blood in the kitchen there's blood in the hall W:There's blood in the parlour where my lady did fall W: W:Her handmaid stood out at the window so high W:And she saw her lord and master come ariding close by W: W:O master O master don't lay no blame on me W:Twas the false nurse and Lankin that killed your lady W: W:O master O master don't lay no blame on me W:It was the false nurse and Lankin that killed your baby W: W:Long Lankin shall be hanged on the gallows so high W:And the false nurse shall be burned in the fire close by. % % % % %

					
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