Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 1 of 8 from 1860 edition

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TTIE YOUNG TAMLANE.                   121
And they that wad their true-love win, At Miles Cross they maun bide."
" But how shall I thee ken, Tamlane ? us Or how shall I thee knaw, Amang so many unearthly knights, The like I never saw ? "
" The first company that passes by,
Say na, and let them gae;                             no
The next company that passes by,
Sae na, and do right sae; The third company that passes by, Then I'll be ane o' thae.
" First let pass the black, Janet,                         
And syne let pass the brown; But grip ye to the milk-white steed, And pu' the rider down.
" For I ride on the milk-white steed,
And aye nearest the town ;                       m
Because I was a christen'd knight, They gave me that renown.
" My right hand will be gloved, Janet, My left hand will be bare; And these the tokens I gie thee,                   iss
Nae doubt I will be there.

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