LORD LOVEL
 
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Lord Lovel he stood at his castle gate
Combing his milk white steed
When up came Lady Nancy Bell
To wish her lover good speed, speed, speed
Wishing her lover good speed.

'Oh, where are you going, Lord Lovel?' she said
'Oh, where are you going?' said she
'I'm going my Lady Nancy Bell
Foreign countries for to see, see, see
Foreign countries for to see.

'When will you come back, Lord Lovel?' she said
'When will you come back?' said she
'In a year or two or three or four
I'll come back to my Lady Nancee, ee, ee
I'll come back to my Lady Nancee.'

He had only been gone for a twelvemonth and a day
Foreign countries for to see
When languishing thoughts came into his head
Lady Nancy Bell he would go see, see, see.

So he rode and he rode on his milk white steed
Till he came to London Town
And there he heard St Pancridge's Bells
And the people all mourning around, and round
And the people all mourning around.

'Oh, what is the matter?' Lord Lovel he said
'Oh, what is the matter?' said he
'A London lady is dead,' the people all said
'And some call her Lady Nancee, ee, ee
And some call her Lady Nancee.'

Then he ordered the grave to be opened wide
And the shroud to be turned down
And then he kissed her clay cold lips
Whilst the tears came trickling down, down, down
Whilst the tears came trickling down.

Lady Nancy she died, as it might be today
Lord Lovel died as tomorrow
Lady Nancy she died out of pure, pure grief
And Lord Lovel he died out of sorrow, ow, ow
And Lord Lovel he died out of sorrow.

Lady Nancy was laid in St Pancridge's Church
Lord Lovel was laid in the choir
And out of her bosum, there grew a red rose
And out of her lover's, a briar, briar, briar
And out of her lover's, a briar.

So they grew, and they grew, to the church steeple top
And they couldn't grow no higher
So they twined themselves in a true lovers knot
For all lovers true to admire, mire, mire
For all lovers true to admire.
 
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Performed by Sam Cowell (1820-1864)
Performed by John W. Sharpe (1818-1856)
 
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