Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 1 of 8 from 1860 edition

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THE BKOOJIFIELD HILL.                  133
" 0 where were ye, my milk-white steed, That I hae coft sae dear, That wadna watch and waken me,                      as
When there was maiden here ? "
" I stamped wi' my foot, master, And gar'd my bridle ring; But nae kin' thing wald waken ye,
Till she was past and gane."                       «o
" And wae betide ye, my gay goss hawk, That I did love sae dear, That wadna watch and waken me, When there was maiden here."
" I clapped wi' my wings, master,                          «
And aye my bells I rang, And aye cryM, Waken, waken, master, Before the ladye gang."
" But haste and haste, my gude white steed, . To come the maiden till,                                    as
Or a' the birds of gude green wood Of your flesh shall have their fill."
" Ye needna burst your gude white steed, Wi' racing o'er the howm ; Nae bird flies faster through the wood,              «
Than she fled through the broom."