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Lorraine Lyr Req: Little Duke Arthur's Nurse (F Armstrong) (10) Little Duke Arthur's Nurse 05 Nov 99


Yes I know it's a varient of Child #212 that's in the DT but I've been trying to decipher Frankie Armstrongs version and a few words escape me-
    Little Duke Arthur's Nurse

    Young Johnny rode out on a May morning
    With his bridle and buckles ringing
    And as he rode by the castle gate
    He heard a sweet voice singing

    ...
    So go ye down to yon ------house
    where welcoming lights are beckoning
    And as sure as I am a woman true
    I'll come love and pay you your reckoning

    Well he's--------------------beer
    And the wine he kept them a pouring
    And every glass he's drunk to the lass
    Who was coming to him in the morning
    ...
    They've stuck the feathered beds all around and about
    Til the-----their swords were a raking
    And as they run in and as they run out
    They said "What Bonny lass are ye baking?"
    ..
The rest I can figure out and of course am perfectly willing to write all out but it's very similar the what is in the DT. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks-Lorraine


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