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Thread #24700   Message #3914823
Posted By: GUEST,LynnH
03-Apr-18 - 03:54 AM
Thread Name: Ballads with Plot Twists?
Subject: RE: Ballads with Plot Twists?
Willie o' Winsbury - everything changes when the king actually meets him:

The king's called up his good swordsmen
By thirty and by three
Saying, "Bring me this Willie o' winsbury
For hanged he must be".

But when he came before the king
He was dressed all in the red silk
His hairwas like strands of gold
His skin was white as milk

"It is no wonder," says the king
"That my daughter's love you did win
For if I was a woman as I am a man
My bed fellow you would have been!"

"Now will you marry my daughter Janet
By the truth of your right hand?
If you marry my daughter Jane
I'll make you the lord of all my lands"

.....and they all lived happily ever after.