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There
was a fair maid lived in the north Oh
the, rose and the linsey oh, She
fell in love with her father's sir Down
by the Greenwood side oh, He

courted her for years and a day Oh
the, rose and the linsey oh, Till
he the young girl did betray Down
by the Greenwood side oh, She

leaned her back up against the thorn Oh
the, rose and the linsey oh, And
there she had two, little babes born Down
by the Greenwood side oh, She

took her pen night, clean, and sharp Oh
the, rose and the linsey oh, And
pierced those two babes to the heart Down
by the Greenwood side oh, As

she was walking her father's hall Oh
the, rose and the linsey oh, She
spied two boys playing ball Down
by the Greenwood side oh, She

said oh babes if, thou were mine Oh,
the, rose and the linsey oh, I'd
dress you up in silk so fine Down
by the Greenwood side oh, Oh

mother, dear when, we were dying Oh,
the, rose and the linsey oh, You
did not treat us then so fine Down
by the Greenwood side oh, She

said oh babes tis you can tell Oh
the, rose and the linsey oh, What
kind of death I'll have to die Down?
by the Greenwood side oh, Seven

years of fishing the blood Oh
the, rose and the linsey oh, Seven
years of hurt in the womb Down
by the Greenwood side oh, Seven

years the town in the mourning bell Oh
the, rose and the linsey oh, Seven
years in the flames of hell Down
by the Greenwood side oh, Welcome

well come, fishing the blood Oh
the, rose and the linsey oh, Welcome
well convert, in the womb Down
by the Greenwood side oh, Welcome

town in the mourning bell Oh
the, rose and the linsey oh, God
save me from, the flames in hell Down
by the Greenwood side oh,



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