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Lord Randal

Melody collected from the west highlands of Scotland.
MIDI


    O where have you been, Lord Randal, my son ?
    O where have you been, my bonny young man ?
    I've been with my sweetheart, mother make my bed soon
    For I'm sick to the heart and I fain would lie down.

    And what did she give you, Lord Randal, my son ?
    And what did she give you, my bonny young man ?
    Eels boiled in brew, mother make my bed soon
    For I'm sick to the heart and I fain would lie down.

    What's become of your bloodhounds, Lord Randal, my son ?
    What's become of your bloodhounds, my bonny young man ?
    O they swelled and died, mother make my bed soon
    For I'm sick to the heart and I fain would lie down.

    O I fear you are poisoned, Lord Randal, my son,
    O I fear you are poisoned, my bonny young man.
    O yes, I am poisoned, mother make my bed soon
    For I'm sick to the heart and I fain would lie down.

    What will you leave your brother, Lord Randal, my son ?
    What will you leave your brother, my bonny young man ?
    My horse and the saddle, mother make my bed soon
    For I'm sick to the heart and I fain would lie down.

    What will you leave your sister, Lord Randal, my son ?
    What will you leave your sister, my bonny young man ?
    My gold box and rings, mother make my bed soon
    For I'm sick to the heart and I fain would lie down.

    What will you leave your true love, Lord Randal, my son ?
    What will you leave your true love, my bonny young man ?
    The tow and the halter to hang on yon tree,
    And let her hang there for the poisoning of me.