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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

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"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?"

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