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Thread #117374   Message #2528047
Posted By: CapriUni
31-Dec-08 - 01:26 AM
Thread Name: BS: Happy Birthday Severn!!
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday Severn!!
Here ya go, Severn:

Child Ballad #60: KING ESTMERE:

HEARKEN to me, gentlemen,
        Come and you shall heare;
        Ile tell you of two of the boldest brether
        That ever borne were.

        The tone of them was Adler Younge,
        The tother was Kyng Estmere;
        The were as bolde men in their deeds
        As any were, farr and neare.

        As they were drinking ale and wine
        Within his brother's hall,
        'When will ye marry a wyfe, brother,
        A wyfe to glad us all?'

        Then bespake him Kyng Estmere,
        And answered him hartilye:
        'I know not that ladye in any land,
        That's able to marrye with mee.'

(It goes on, in good Child ballad fashion, for another 65 verses).

Enjoy!

And many more happy New Years for your old ears, may our ears be blessed with your voice for a long time.