Lord Randal

“O where have you been, Lord Randal, my son?
O where have you been , my handsome young man?” -
“I have been to the wild wood; mother make my bed soon,
For I’m weary with hunting, and fain would lie down.”

“Who gave you your dinner, Lord Randal, my son?
Who gave you your dinner, my handsome young man?” -
“I dined with my sweetheart; mother, make my bed soon,
For I’m weary with hunting, and fain would lie down.”

“What had you for dinner, Lord Randal, my son?
What had you for dinner, my handsome young man?” -
“I had eels in broth;1 mother, make my bed -
I soon, For I’m weary with hunting and fain would lie down.”

“And where are your bloodhounds, Lord Randal, my son?
And where are your bloodhounds, my handsome young man?” -
“O they swelled and they died; mother, make my bed soon,
For I’m weary_ with hunting, and fain would lie down.”

“O I fear you are poisoned, Lord Randal, my son!
O I fear you are poisoned, my handsome young man!” -
“O yes! I am poisoned; mother, make my bed soon,
For I’m sick at the heart, and fain would lie down.”