Ballads & Lyrics of Old France with Other Poems

Ballads & Lyrics of Old France with Other Poems

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Ballads & Lyrics of Old France with Other Poems

Ballads & Lyrics of Old France with Other Poems

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All beneath the white-rose tree
Walks a lady fair to see,
She is as white as the snows,
She is as fair as the day:
From her father's garden close
Three knights have ta'en her away.

He has ta'en her by the hand,
The youngest of the three--
'Mount and ride, my bonnie bride,
On my white horse with me.'

And ever they rode, and better rode,
Till they come to Senlis town,
The hostess she looked hard at them
As they were lighting down.

'And are ye here by force,' she said,
'Or are ye here for play?'
'From out my father's garden close
Three knights me stole away.

'And fain would I win back,' she said,
'The weary way I come;
And fain would see my father dear,
And fain go maiden home.'

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