"The Two Sister" as written by and Traditional,.....
There were two sisters lived in a bower
Binorrie, oh Binorrie
There came a knight to be their wooer
By the bonny mill dams o' Binorrie

He courted the eldest with glove and ring
Binorrie, oh Binorrie
But he loved the youngest above anything
By the bonny mill dams o' Binorrie

The eldest she was vexed sair
Binorrie, oh Binorrie
She being so grim and the other so fair
By the bonny mill dams o' Binorrie

One morning that was fine and clear
Binorrie, oh Binorrie
she called upon her sister dear
By the bonny mill dams o' Binorrie

'Sister, oh sister, will you take a walk
Binorrie, oh Binorrie
To hear the small birds whistle their notes?'
By the bonny mill dams o' Binorrie

The youngest stood all on a stone
Binorrie, oh Binorrie
And by came the eldest and pushed her in
By the bonny mill dams o' Binorrie

'Sister, oh sister, reach out your hand
Binorrie, oh Binorrie
And I'll give you my gold and land'
By the bonny mill dams o' Binorrie

'Sister, I'll not reach out my hand
Binorrie, oh Binorrie
For all your gold and all your land'
By the bonny mill dams o' Binorrie

'Sister, oh sister, reach out your glove
Binorrie, oh Binorrie
And I promise Sir William will be your true love'
By the bonny mill dams o' Binorrie

'Sister, I'll not reach out my glove
Binorrie, oh Binorrie
For I know Sir William will be my love'
By the bonny mill dams o' Binorrie

Sometimes she sank, sometimes she swam
Binorrie, oh Binorrie
Until she came to the meal miller's dam
By the bonny mill dams o' Binorrie

The miller's son came riding by
Binorrie, oh Binorrie
And he saw this maid come floating in
By the bonny mill dams o' Binorrie

'Father, oh father, come to your dam
Binorrie, oh Binorrie
It's either a mermaid or a milk-white swan'
By the bonny mill dams o' Binorrie

His father he hastened to his dam
Binorrie, oh Binorrie
And he pulled out a drowned maiden
By the bonny mill dams o' Binorrie

By there came a maestro fine
Binorrie, oh Binorrie
Who plays for nobility while they dine
By the bonny mill dams o' Binorrie

And he took three strands of her long yellow hair
Binorrie, oh Binorrie
And with them strung his fiddle so rare
By the bonny mill dams o' Binorrie

And then the fiddle was heard to sing
Binorrie, oh Binorrie
'Yonder sits my father the king'
By the bonny mill dams o' Binorrie

And then as plain as plain could be
Binorrie, oh Binorrie
'Yonder sits my sister, who drowned me'
By the bonny mill dams o' Binorrie.


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