William The Coroner’s Forensic Files

Thursday, 28, October, 2010

Captain Wedderburn’s Courtship

Filed under: Poetry — williamthecoroner @ 14:51

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A nobleman’s fair daughter
Went down a narrow lane,
And met with Captain Wedderburn,
The keeper of the game;
Now, my pretty fair miss,
If it wasn’t for the law,
You and I in a bed might lie,
Roll me over next to the wall.
Roll me over next to the wall.

Now, my dear good man,
Do not be perplexed,
Before that you might bed with me,
You must answer questions six;
Six questions you will answer me,
And I will ask them all,
And you and I in a bed might lie,
Roll me over next to the wall.
Roll me over next to the wall.

Now, what is rounder than a ring,
And higher than the trees?
And what is worse than a woman’s curse,
And what is deeper than the sea?
And which bird sings first, which one best,
Where does the dew first fall?
And you and I in a bed might lie,
Roll me over next to the wall.
Roll me over next to the wall.

Earth is rounder than a ring,
And heaven is higher than the trees,
The devil is worse than a woman’s curse,
And hell is deeper than the sea.
The lark sings first and the thrush sings best,
And the earth is where the dew falls;
And you and I in a bed must lie,
Roll me over next to the wall.
Roll me over next to the wall.

He takes her by her lily-white hand,
And leads her down the hall,
He takes her by her slender waist,
For fear that she might fall;
He lays her on a bed of down,
Without a doubt at all,
And he and she lie in a bed,
Roll me over next to the wall.
He and she lie in a bed,
Roll me over next to the wall.
Roll me over next to the wall.
Roll me over next to the wall.

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