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IX. MISCELLANEOUS
323
'And ye may gie my brother James
My sword that's bent in the middle brown,
And bid him come at four o*'clock, And see his brother Hugh cut down.
* Remember me to Maggy, my wife, The niest time ye gang o'er the moor,
Tell her she staw the bishop's mare, Tell her she was the bishop's whore.
1 And ye may tell my kith and kin I never did disgrace their blood ;
And when they meet the bishop's cloak, To make it shorter by the hood.'
No. 340. As I cam down by yon Castle wd.
Tune : As I cam down, &c Scots Musical Museum, 1792, No. 326.
As I cam down by yon castle wa',
And in by yon garden green, O, there I spied a bonie, bonie lass,
But the flower-borders were us between.
A bonie, bonie lassie she was,
As ever mine eyes did see : 1 O, five hundred pounds would I give,
For to have such a pretty bride as thee.'
To have such a pretty bride as me, Young man ye are sairly mistaen;
Tho' ye were king o* fair Scotland, I wad disdain to be your queen.' y a