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TWO MAGICIANS

She looked out of the window as white as any milk
And he looked in at the window as black as any silk

Chorus:
Hello, hello, hello, hello you coal black smith
You have done me no harm
You never shall have my maidenhead
That I have kept so long
I'd rather die a maid
Ah, but then she said and be buried all in my grave
Than to have such a nasty, husky, dusky, fusky, musky
Coal black smith
A maiden I will die
Chorus

She became a duck, a duck all on the stream
And he became a waterdog and fetched her back again
Chorus

She became a star, a star all in the night
And he became a thundercloud and muffled her out of sight
Chorus

She became a rose, a rose all in the wood
And he became a bumblebee and kissed her where she stood
Chorus

She became a nun, a nun all dressed in white
And he became a chantry (canting?) priest to pray for her by night
Chorus

She became a trout, a trout all in the brook
And he became a feathered fly and catched her with his hook
Chorus

*She became a corpse, a corpse all in the ground
And he became a the cold clay and smothered her all around
Chorus


*an alternate version of the final verse is:
She became a quilt, a quilt all on her bed
And he became a coverlet, and gained her maidenhead!

*another alternate final verse:
She became a bottle of wine, filled with sparkling red
And he became a big thick cork and gained her...


As recorded by Steeleye Span

Child #44
see MAGICN2 and 2MAGICN

@magic @animal @contest @courtship
filename[ 2MAGICN2
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