D C A lady walked in yon wild wood, G D Beneath the holly tree, D C It was there she saw two bonnie bairns, G D There running at her knee. D C And the first she pulled a red, red rose, G D With hands as soft as silk, D C And the next she pulled a lily pale, G D With hands more white than milk. D C Why do you pull the red, red rose, G D And why the lily white?â? D C We need them at the seat of grace, G D For the soul of thee tonight.â? D C Oh bide with me you bonnie bairns, G D Ill dress you rich and fine, D C And for all the blackbirds in the woods, G D Youll eat white bread and wine." D C The stars were shooting to and fro, G D But the thorns she did abhor, D C As the lady followed the bonnie bairns, G D For three long hours and more. D C Where do you dwell you bonnie bairns, G D Im woe and weary grownâ?, D C We live where woe it never comes, G D In a land to flesh unknown.â? D C They came unto a tree of beech, G D Two names carved in the bark, D C Do you see your name carved here lady, G D The other lies in the dark.â? D C And she wept in vain and she wept full sore, G D For her love laid in the ground, D C And she wept until the stars gave way, G D Til the dawn it brought no sound.