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Nic Jones - The Two Brothers lyrics

Well it's of two brothers a-going to school,
A-going to the very same school.
And one of them to the other said,
"Can you take a wrestle and fall?"

And the very first fall the eldest gave,
He fell into the ground.
And he's taken out his little penknife
And he's given him a deadly wound.

"Take me up, take me up all in your arms
And carry me to yonder church ground.
And dig a grave both wide and deep
And gently lay me down."

O he's took him up all in his arms
And he's carried him to yonder church ground.
And he's dug a grave both wide and deep
And gently laid him down.

"And what shall I tell my mother dear
This night when I go home?"
"Just tell her I'm running in yonder green wood,
A-bringing my school books home."

"And what shall I tell your Suzie dear
This night when I go home?"
"Just tell her I'm down in yonder churchyard,
A-buried beneath the ground."

But she's wept and she's cried so bitterly,
She's wept from door to door.
And she's wept him away from his own gravestone
For rest he could find no more.

"And why do you weep my Suzie dear,
And why do you weep for me?"
"It's just one kiss from your clay lips
That's all I ask of thee."

"Then go home, go home, my Suzie dear,
Go home and leave me be.
And don't stay here to weep and mourn
For my body you'll never more see."

Well it's of two brothers a-going to school,
A-going to the very same school.
And one of them to the other said,
"Can you take a wrestle and fall?"