Behold the lady bright and gay, good fortune and sweet charms,
So scornfully I've thrown away into this booby's arms
He swears if I don't wed with him as you shall understand
He'll surely list for a soldier into some foreign land.
Source: Journal of the English Folk Dance and Song Society
, Dec 1953
This song appears in an article entitled "Plough Plays in the East Midlands" by M.W. Barley, along with this note: "From South Scarle Mr Holmes of Thurgardon, Notts, has preserved for us this tune used for the Lady's song."