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Stevebury Lyr Req: Red Rose & Briar but NOT Barbara Allen (18) RE: Lyr Req: Red Rose & Briar but NOT Barbara Allen 20 Jul 13

I was browsing through versions of "Earl Brand" in Bronson, and came across a final stanza in a rose and briar ending which is unusual, at least in my (perhaps limited) experience. And I thought of this thread. The last stanza goes:

But bye and rade the Black Douglas,
And wow but he was rough!
For he pull'd up the bonny briar,
And flang'd in St Marie's Loch

[#3 from Scott 1833-4, from Perthshire; "Last three stanzas from a stall printing of c. 1792."]

Are there other examples of further follow-up (from revenge? anger?) after the rose and briar twine romantically together?

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