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Dreamflower's Dribs and Drabs  by Dreamflower

(A traditional song of Buckland, and a favorite of Berilac Brandybuck.)

ON THE BANKS OF THEBRANDYWINE

When I was a lad so free
I had no cares to worry me,
Save what to drink and when to dine,
On the banks of the Brandywine!
On the banks of the Brandywine!
Save what to drink and when to dine,
On the banks of the Brandywine!

Once I spied a lass so fair,
Plaiting violets in her hair,
Her eyes so bright, her cheeks so fine,
On the banks of the Brandywine!
On the banks of the Brandywine!
Her eyes so bright, her cheeks so fine,
On the banks of the Brandywine!

I asked her could I sit a while,
And she gave to me a winning smile,
Her heart was true, her heart was kind,
On the banks of the Brandywine!
On the banks of the Brandywine!
Her heart was true, her heart was kind,
On the banks of the Brandywine!

I looked at her and then I said
If she thought we two could wed,
She told me that she would be mine,
On the banks of the Brandywine!
On the banks of the Brandywine!
She told me that she would be mine,
On the banks of the Brandywine!

We sealed our troth with a kiss!
Her two lips, ah! They were bliss!
I never knew true love Id find,
On the banks of the Brandywine!
On the banks of the Brandywine!
I never knew true love Id find,
On the banks of the Brandywine!

I asked her father for her hand,
And on the shore we did stand--
And I was hers and she was mine,
On the banks of the Brandywine!
On the banks of the Brandywine!
And I was hers and she was mine,
On the banks of the Brandywine!

And now we are a happy three,
My sweet wife, my fauntling and me
In our smial with roses entwined,
On the banks of the Brandywine!
On the banks of the Brandywine!
In our smial with roses entwined,
On the banks of the Brandywine!





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