Please paraphrase the ballad/poem "Edward, Edward."

The ballad "Edward, Edward" describes a conversation between a mother and her son. He admits to her that he has killed his father, after first saying that he killed his hawk and his horse, and says that he will sail over the sea as a penance, abandoning his home and children. He ends the poem by cursing his mother for the bad advice she gave him, a sudden and unexplained turn in the final stanza.

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The Scottish ballad "Edward, Edward" relates a series of questions or observations and answers between a mother and her son. In simple modern English, stripped of the repetition, these exchanges would run as follows:

Mother: Why is your sword dripping with blood, Edward? And why are you sad?

Son: I have killed my good hawk, mother, the only one I had.

Mother: Your hawk's blood was never so red as the blood on your sword, Edward.

Son: I have killed my horse, mother, that was once so beautiful and spirited.

Mother: Your horse was old, and we have more of them, Edward. Something else is troubling you.

Son: I have killed my dear father, mother, to my shame and sadness.

Mother: How will you atone for that, Edward? Tell me this, my dear son.

Son: I'll sail across the sea in that boat over there, mother.

Mother: And what will you do with the towers and halls of your castle, Edward?

Son: I'll leave them to stand until they fall down, mother, since I shall never live in them again.

Mother: And what...

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