The Three Ravens

★ The Three Ravens Lyrics:

There were three rauens* sat on a tree,
Downe a downe, hay down, hay downe
There were three rauens sat on a tree,
With a downe
There were three rauens sat on a tree,
They were as blacke as they might be.
With a downe derrie, derrie, derrie, downe, downe.

The one of them said to his mate,
Downe a downe, hay down, hay downe
The one of them said to his mate,
With a downe
The one of them said to his mate,
“Where shall we our breakefast take?”
With a downe derrie, derrie, derrie, downe, downe.

“Downe in yonder greene field”,
Downe a downe, hay down, hay downe
Down in yonder greene field,
With a downe
Down in yonder greene field,
There lies a knight slain under his shield.
With a downe derrie, derrie, derrie, downe, downe.

His hounds they lie downe at his feete,
Downe a downe, hay down, hay downe
His hounds they lie downe at his feete,
With a downe
His hounds they lie downe at his feete,
So well they can their master keepe.
With a downe derrie, derrie, derrie, downe, downe.

His haukes they flie so eagerly,
Downe a downe, hay down, hay downe
His haukes they flie so eagerly,
With a downe
His haukes they flie so eagerly,
There’s no fowle dare him come nie.
With a downe derrie, derrie, derrie, downe, downe.

Downe there comes a fallow doe,
Downe a downe, hay down, hay downe
Downe there comes a fallow doe,
With a downe
Downe there comes a fallow doe,
As great with yong as she might goe.
With a downe derrie, derrie, derrie, downe, downe.

She lift up his bloudy hed,
Downe a downe, hay down, hay downe
She lift up his bloudy hed,
With a downe
She lift up his bloudy hed,
And kist his wounds that were so red.
With a downe derrie, derrie, derrie, downe, downe.

She got him vp vpon her backe,
Downe a downe, hay down, hay downe
She got him vp vpon her backe,
With a downe
She got him vp vpon her backe,
And carried him to earthen lake.
With a downe derrie, derrie, derrie, downe, downe.

She buried him before the prime,
Downe a downe, hay down, hay downe
She buried him before the prime,
With a downe
She buried him before the prime,
She was dead herselfe ere euen-song time.
With a downe derrie, derrie, derrie, downe, downe.

God send every gentleman,
Downe a downe, hay down, hay downe
God send euery gentleman,
With a downe
God send euery gentleman,
Such haukes, such hounds, and such a leman
With a downe derrie, derrie, derrie, downe, downe.

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