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K:Bb D | G A B3 A | (G F (G F)) D c | w:Lord Bate-man was a no - -ble lad A B (A/2G/2) d2 c2 | B G A3 (B/2c/2) | w:no-ble - lord of high deg-ree. He - d B c2 B c | ((d/2c/2) (B/2A/2)) (G F) D D | w:shipp'd him-self all a-board - a - great - ship. Some G F B,2 C B | G (G/2F/2) G2 z || w:for-eign coun-try to go and - see. % W:1 W:Lord Bateman was a noble lad W:A noble lord of high degree W:He shipp'd himself all aboard a great ship W:Some foreign country to go and see. W: W:2 W:He sailed East, he sailed West W:He sailed unto proud Turkey | W:There he was taken and put in prison W:Until his life was quite weary. | W: W:3 W:The Turkman had one only daughter W:The fairest lady me eyes did see W:And she's stolen the keys of her father's prison W:And said Lord Bateman she would set free W: W:4 W:Have you got houses, have you got lands? W:And does Northumb'rland belong to thee? W:And what would you give to the fair young lady W:As would release you and set you free?" W: W:5 W:Oh I've got houses and I've got lands W:And half Northumb'rland belongs to me; W:And I'd grant it all to the fair young lady W:As would release me and let me free." W: W:6 W:She's taken him to her father's hall W:And given to him a glass of wine W:And ev'ry health that she drank unto him was W:I wish, Lord Bateman, that you were mine. W: W:7 W:For seven long years I'll make a vow W:And seven long years I'll keep it strong; W:If you will wed with no other lady W:Then I will wed no other man." W: W:8 W:She's taken him to her father's harbour W:And given to him a ship of fame: W:Farewell, farewell to you, Lord Bateman W:I fear I never shall see you again." W: W:9 W:Seven long years were up and past W:These seven long years as I tell to thee W:And she's packed up all of her gay clothing W:And said Lord Bateman she would go see W: W:10 W:When she's come to Bateman's castle W:So boldly then she did ring the bell W:Who's there? Who's there? Cried the proud young porter W:Who is there, come to me tell. W: W:11 W:Isn't this here Lord Bateman's castle? W:And is Lord Bateman here within?" W:O yes! O yes! cried the proud young porter W:He's just now taken his new bride in. W: W:12 W:Tell him to bring me a slice of bread W:And bring a bottle of the very best wine; W:And not to forget the fair young lady W:That did release him when close confined." W: W:13 W:Away and away went the young proud young porter W:Away and away and away went he W:And when he's come to Bateman's chamber W:Down he fell upon bended knees W: W:14 W:What news, what news, says Lord Bateman W:What news have you now brought to me? W:There is the fairest of fine young ladies W:That ever my own two eyes did see." W: W:15 W:She bids you bring her a slice of bread W:And bring a bottle of the very best wine; W:And not to forget the fair young lady W:That did release you when close confined." W: W:16 W:Bateman arose all in a passion W:He's broken his sword in splinters three; W:O I'd have give up all of my father's riches W:If my Sophia have a-crossed the sea." W: W:17 W:O then up spoke the young bride's mother W:Who was never heard to speak so free: W:You'll not forget my only daughter W:If but Sophia has come from sea." W: W:18 W:I own I wed your only daughter; W:She's neither the better nor worse for me W:She came to me on a horse and saddle; W:She'll go home in a carriage and three." W: W:19 W:Bateman's prepared another wedding W:With all their hearts so full of glee W:O never more will I range the ocean W:Now my Sophia's come from sea." W: W:19 W:Bateman's prepared another wedding W:With all their hearts so full of glee W:O never more will I range the ocean W:Now my Sophia's come from sea.