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Thread #6349   Message #36910
Posted By: Maelgwyn
03-Sep-98 - 11:46 AM
Thread Name: Cruel Sister
Subject: Lyr Add: TWO SISTERS
There is one version in Child where the third sister is mentioned after the first verse

There lived three sisters in a bouer
Edinbruch, Edinbruch
There lived three sisters in a bouer
Stirling for aye
There lived three sisters in a bouer
The youngest was the sweetest flower
Bonnie St. Johnston stands upon Tay

There cam a knight to see them a'
And on the youngest his love did fa

He brought the eldest ring and glove
But the youngest was his ain true-love

He brought the second sheath and knife
But the youngest was to be his wife

After that it continues in the usual manner. I do have a question, though. Who is St. Johnston?