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The Project Gutenberg eBook, Tord of Hafsborough, by Anonymous, Edited by Thomas Wise, Translated by George Borrow This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org Title: Tord of Hafsborough and Other Ballads Author: Anonymous Editor: Thomas Wise Release Date: May 29, 2009 [eBook #28985] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-646-US (US-ASCII) ***START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK TORD OF HAFSBOROUGH*** Transcribed from the 1914 Thomas J. Wise pamphlet by David Price, email ccx074@pglaf.org TORD OF HAFSBOROUGH AND OTHER BALLADS BY GEORGE BORROW LONDON: PRINTED FOR PRIVATE CIRCULATION 1914 _Copyright in the United States of America_ _by Houghton_, _Mifflin and Co. for Clement Shorter_. TORD OF HAFSBOROUGH It was Tord of Hafsborough, O'er the verdant wold would ride, And there he lost his hammer of gold, 'Twas lost for so long a tide. It was Tord of Hafsborough, His brother he addressed: "Thou shalt away to the Norland hills, My hammer be thy quest." It was Lokke Leyemand, A feather robe o'er him drew; And away to the Norland mountains high O'er the briny sea he flew. In the midst of the castle yard He smoothed his array; Then straight he took to the castle hall, To the carlish Count his way. "Be welcome, Lokke Leyemand, Be welcome my castle to; Say! how fare things in Hafsborough? With the land how does it go?" "O, well fare things in Hafsborough, And well in the country all; Tord has his golden hammer lost, Therefore seek I your hall." "Tord he shall not his hammer get, Thou back may'st carry him word; Full five-and-ninety fathoms deep It lies in the earth interred. "Tord he shall not his hammer get, To thee I vow and swear, Save he give me Damsel Fridleifsborg, With all his goods and gear." It was Lokke Leyemand, O'er himself the feather robe drew; And with his answer back amain O'er the briny sea he flew. "Thou nev
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