Bruton Town

In Bruton Town there lived a farmer
Who had two sons and one daughter dear
By day and night they were comtriving
To fill their parents heatrs with fear

One told his secret to none other
But unto his brother this he said
I think our servand courts our sister
I think they have a mind to wed

If he our servant courts our sister
That maid from such a shame I’ll save
I’ll put an end to all their courtship
And send him silent to his grave

A day of hunting was prepared
In thorny woods where briars grew
And there they did that young man a murder
And in the brook his fair body threw

Now welcome home my dear young brothers
Our servant man is he behind?
We’ve left him where we’ve been a huntin’
We’ve left him where no man can find

She went to bed cryin’ and lamenting
Lamenting for her own true love
She slept. She dreamed. She saw him by her
All covered o’er in a gore of blood

You rise early tomorrow morning
And straightway to the brook you know
And there you’ll find my body lying
All covered o’er in a gore of blood

Then she rose early the very next morning
Unto the garden brook she went
And there she found her own dear jewel
All covered o’er in a gore of blood

She took her kerchief from her pocket
And wiped his eyes though he was blind
Because he was my own true lover
My own true lover and a friend of mine

And since my brothers have been so cruel
To take your tender sweet life away
One grave shall hold us both together
And along with you in death I’ll stay

Love Lust & Loss
 
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