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The Cruel Brither

So here we have three girls having a nice quiet little game of football, when along comes this knight and joins in.  Presumably he was a little on the slow side, what with all that armour and everything.  However, so taken is he by one of the girls' tactical awareness and dribbling skills, that he immediately proposes to her.  Unfortunately, brother John is not asked for his consent, which irks him in the extreme and, despite the fact that the rest of her family are happy with the union, he sorts the problem out in the good old fashioned way.  With a long sharp knife.  Ah the old days.

LYRICS: 

There were three ladies played at ba'
Oh the rose and the lily
Lang came a knight, played ooer them a'
Doon by the Greenwood sidey o
                 
Kind sir and you'd my favour win
Oh the rose and the lily
Gain consent ower a' my kin
Doon by the Greenwood sidey o

He's gained consent ower a' her kin
Oh the rose and the lily
He never asked at her brither John
Doon by the Greenwood sidey o


He's ta'en a knife baith lang and sherp
Oh the rose and the lily
He stabbed the bonnie bride right tae the hert
Doon by the Greenwood sidey o

And lead me tae yon low low hill
Oh the rose and the lily
There lay me doon and I'll mak' my will
Doon by the Greenwood sidey o

What will ye gie your brither John
Oh the rose and the lily
The gallows tree for tae hing him on
Doon by the Greenwood sidey o

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