Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 1 of 8 from 1860 edition

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THE ELFIN KNIGHT.
" And ye maun stack it in a mouse hole, And ye maun thrash it in your shoe sole; 30
" And ye maun dight it in your lobf, And also sack it in your glove;
" And ye maun bring it over the sea, Fair, and clean, and dry to me;
" And when that ye have done your wark, ss Come back to me, and ye'll get your sark."
" I'll not quite my plaid for my life ; It haps my seven bairnes and my wife."
" My maidenhead M then keep still, Let the Elfin knight do what he will. «
" My plaid awa, my plaid away, And owre the hills and far awa, And far awa to Norowa', My plaid shall not be blawn awa,"
33, thou must.







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