Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 1 of 8 from 1860 edition

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THE WEE WEE JIAX.                     127
" 0 wee wee man, but ye be Strang!
Tell me whar may thy dwelling be ? " " I dwell beneth that bonnie bouir,                     is
0 will ye gae wi me and see ? "
On we lap, and awa we rade, Till we cam to a bonny green ;
We lichted syne to bait our steid,
And out there cam a lady sheen ;               20
Wi four and twentie at her back, A' comely cled in glistering green;
Thouch there the King of Scots had stude, The warst micht weil hae been his queen.
On syne we past wi wondering cheir, 25
Till we cam to a bonny ha; The roof was o the beaten gowd,
The flure was o the crystal a.
When we cam there, wi wee wee knichts War ladies dancing, jimp and sma; »
But in the twinkling of an eie, Baith green and ha war clein awa.
29-32. There were pipers playing in every neuk, And ladies dancing, jimp and sma' ; And aye the owreturn o' their tune Was, " Our wee wee man has bteenlang awa! "
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