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Richies Lady

MIDI


    Here's a letter to you madam
    Here's a letter to you madam
    Here's a letter from the Earl of the Wemyss
    To be a suitor to you madam.

    Say not so to me Richie
    Say not so to me Richie
    For I've made a vow and I'll keep it true
    To marry none but you Richie.

    Take your word again madam
    Take your word again madam
    For I have neither lands nor rents
    For to maintain you with madam.

    I'll lie below the dyke Richie
    I'll lie below the dyke Richie
    And I will be at your command
    At any time you like Richie.

    As they went up yon bonny hillside
    O but the sun was setting bonny
    And four and twenty Englishmen
    Came all to welcome Richie Storry.

    So dearly as you loved me madam
    So dearly as you loved me madam
    You left your lands and all your rents
    To follow me your footman laddie.

    But dearly as I loved you madam
    But dearly as I loved you madam
    I left the sceptre and the throne
    And was your waiting man madam.

    And was your waiting man madam
    Made all your bridles ring madam
    And little did you think that your waiting boy
    Was England's royal king madam.