Twa Corbies (English translation)

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Two Ravens

As I was walking all alone
I heard two ravens moaning out
One said to the other-o
Where shall we go and dine today-o?
Where shall we go and dine today-o?
 
Down behind that old wall of turf
I know that a new slain knight lies there
And no one knows that he lies there-o
But his hawk and his hound and his charming lady-o
But his hawk and his hound and his charming lady-o
 
His hound went hunting
His hawk to drop the wildfowl home
His Lady found herself another man-o
Thus, we may have our dinner in a canter-o
Thus, we may have our dinner in a canter-o
 
You'll land on his collarbone
And I'll scratch his fine blue eyes out
Along with a lock of his golden hair-o
We'll build our nest when it's in sight-o
We'll build our nest when it's in sight-o
 
There are many that wail for him
But no one shall know where he has gone
Or his white bones, when they're in sight-o
The wind shall blow forevermore-o
The wind shall blow forevermore-o
 
As I was walking all alone
I spied two ravens moaning out
One said to the other-o
Where shall we go and dine today-o?
Where shall we go and dine today-o?
 
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Submitted by DrunkensteinDrunkenstein on Fri, 07/05/2021 - 07:35
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Twa Corbies

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