A/N: based on an old folk song, versions of which include Clannad's 'Two Sisters' and Loreena Mckennitt's 'The Bonny Swans', but with a modern twist.

The Wedding Ring

Two sisters once lived by the shore

And o my jealous sister o

One was rich, the other poor

And o my jealous sister o


The eldest wore makeup and false nails

And o my jealous sister o

The youngest wore her hair in two pigtails

And o my jealous sister o


The eldest was a model of great demand

And o my jealous sister o

The youngest made a living off the land

And o my jealous sister o


The eldest loved a footballer

And o my jealous sister o

But it was the youngest he found fair

And o my jealous sister o


He bought the youngest a diamond ring

And o my jealous sister o

He never gave the eldest a single thing

And o my jealous sister o


The youngest bought a dress so white

And o my jealous sister o

The eldest was angered by the sight

And o my jealous sister o


And as the two walked by the shore

And o my jealous sister o

The eldest pushed the youngest o'er

And o my jealous sister o


O sister o sister, give me your hand

And o my jealous sister o

Or I'll lie dead upon the sand

And o my jealous sister o


Sister I'll not give you my hand

And o my jealous sister o

And I'll wear your trie love's wedding band

And o my jealous sister o


So off she drifted out of sight

And o my jealous sister o

Just like a swan all robed in white

And o my jealous sister o


The waves washed her onto the shore

And o my jealous sister o

The youngest sister breathed no more

And o my jealous sister o


Her father heard her fair voice cry

And o my jealous sister o

"In the ground I will not lie!"

And o my jealous sister o


"I cannot rest in the ground,"

And o my jealous sister o

"For by my sister I was drowned!"

And o my jealous sister o


Her body was cast into the fire

And o my jealous sister o

Her father knew of her desire

And o my jealous sister o


Her father was of the jeweller's trade

And o my jealous sister o

A diamond from her ashes he made

And o my jealous sister o


He set the diamond in a ring

And o my jealous sister o

From it his daughter's voice did sing

And o my jealous sister o


"Alas not long have I been dead,"

And o my jealous sister o

"My true love will my sister wed."

And o my jealous sister o


The ring by her one true love was bought

And o my jealous sister o

The eldest gave the youngest not a single thought

And o my jealous sister o


Then he took the eldest's hand

And o my jealous sister o

And on her finger placed the golden band

And o my jealous sister o


The diamond there did glitter bright

And o my jealous sister o

The gold band squeezed her finger tight

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Red blood flowed from her fingers fair

And o my jealous sister o

Wrapped round the band was a single hair

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In the stone she saw a form

And o my jealous sister o

All robed in white just as a swan

And o my jealous sister o


The youngest's voice now rang out clear

And o my jealous sister o

"How bold stands my murderer here!"

And o my jealous sister o


Her father saw the strand of hair

And o my jealous sister o

"It's like my youngest daughter's fair"

And o my jealous sister o


And now was clear the murderous tale

And o my jealous sister o

The eldest sister was sent to jail

And o my jealous sister o


And that's the tale of the murdered bride

And o my jealous sister o

Whose sister tossed her on the tide

And o my jealous sister o