Fair rosie sits all by the door,
weeping and making moan.
When along there came her
father, saying what ails you
rosie ann? Oh pity, my
father, for good reason do i cry.
There is a child by my brother
John that lies between my sides.
Her brother john was standing
By and Rosies cries he heard.
He's gone straight to his sister's
side and cursed her with these
words. Oh you have told our
father dear, how I did make you
cry. Now I must draw my
sharpened sword and on it you
must die. What blood is that
upon your sword son, John come tell me?
Oh mother dear it is my horse as you
can plainly see.
Your horses blood is not so red son
John come tell to me.
Oh I have slain fair Rosie
and cut her body in three.
What will you tell your father
dear, son John come tell to me?
I will take his finest sailing ship
and sail accross the sea.
And when will you come home again
son John come tell to me?
When sun and moon meet in
the sky and that will never be.

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