Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 1 of 8 from 1860 edition

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118                   THE YOUNG TAJILANE.
" Now haud your tongue, ye auld grey knight! And an ill deid may ye die ; Father my bairn on whom I will, I'll father nane on thee."
Out then spak her father dear,                          «s
And he spak meik and mild " And ever, alas ! my sweet Janet, I fear ye gae with child."
" And if I be with child, father,
Mysell maun bear the blame ;                      to
There's ne'er a knight about your ha' Shall hae the bairnie's- name.
" And if I be with child, father, 'Twill prove a wondrous birth; For weel I swear I'm not wi' bairn                 »
To any man on earth.
" If my love were an earthly knight, As he's an elfin grey, I wadna gie my ain true love
For nae lord that ye hae."                        so
She prink'd hersell and prinn'd hersell,
By the ae light of the moon, And she's away to Carterhaugh,
To speak wi' young Tamlane.







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