The lady of the lea

by Henry Smart

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The lady of the lea
source: William Henry Bellamy

Oh the lady of the lea,
fair and young and gay was she,
beautiful exceedingly,
the lady of the lea.

When she held in bower or hall,
banquet high or festival,
every side her glance would fall,
the lady of the lea.

To her bower at last came,
a youthful Knight of noble name,
hand and heart in hope to claim,
and in love fell she.

Still she puts his suit aside,
so he left her in her pride,
broken hearted, drooped and died,
the lady of the lea.


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