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'And last they'll turnme in your arms
Into the burning lead : Then throw me into well water;
O ! throw me in wi' speed.
1 And then I'll be your ain true lgve, I'll turn a naked knight;
Then cover me wi' your green mantle, And cover me out o' sight.'
Gloomy, gloomy was the night, And eerie was the way,
As fair Jenny in her green mantle, To Milecross she did gae.
About the middle o' the night, She heard the bridles ring;
This lady was as glad at that As any earthly thing.
First she let the black pass by, And syne she let the brown;
But quickly she ran to the milk-white steed, And pu'd the rider down.
Sae weel she minded what he did
And young Tam Lin did win;
Syne cover'd him wi' her green
As blythe's a bird in Spring.
Out then spak the queen o' fairies, Out of a bush o' broom;
'Them that has gotten young Tam Lin Has gotten a stately groom.'
Out then spak the queen o' fairies, And an angry queen was she :
' Shame betide her ill-far'd face, And an ill death may she die,
For she's taen awa the boniest knight In a' my companie.
' But had I kend, Tam Lin,' she says ' What now this night I see,
I wad hae taen out thytwa grey een, And put in twa een o' tree.'
No. 345. Aften hae I play'd at the cards and the dice.
Tune : The rantin laddie Scots Musical Museum, 1796, No. 462.

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