The Twa Sisters

No: 10; variant: 10L

  1. O WAS it eke a pheasant cock, Or eke a pheasant hen, Or was it the bodye of a fair ladye, Come swimming down the stream?
  2. O it was not a pheasant cock, Nor eke a pheasant hen, But it was the bodye of a fair ladye Came swimming down the stream.
  3. And what did he do with her fair bodye? Fal the lal the lal laral lody He made it a case for his melodye. Fal, etc.
  4. And what did he do with her legs so strong? He made them a stand for his violon.
  5. And what did he do with her hair so fine? He made of it strings for his violine.
  6. And what did he do with her arms so long? He made them bows for his violon.
  7. And what did he do with her nose so thin? He made it a bridge for his violin.
  8. And what did he do with her eyes so bright? He made them spectacles to put to his sight.
  9. And what did he do with her petty toes? He made them a nosegay to put to his nose.