Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 1 of 8 from 1860 edition

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KING HENEY.                         149
And what hae I to gi'e ? " " 0 ye do kill your good grey hounds,
And ye bring them in to me."                    *>
O whan he killed his good grey hounds,
"Wow but his heart was sair! She ate them a' up, flesh and bane,
Left naething but hide and hair.
" Mair meat, mair meat, ye King Henry, «
Mair meat ye bring to me." " And what meat's in this house, Ladie ?
And what hae I to gi'e ? " " 0 ye do kill your gay goss hawks,
And ye bring them here to me."                *>
O whan he kill'd his gay goss hawks,
Wow but his heart was sair! She ate them a' up, skin and bane,
Left naething but feathers barel
" Some drink, some drink, now, King Henry; m
Some drink ye bring to me." " 0 what drink's in this house, Ladie,
That ye're nae welcome tee ? " " 0 ye sew up your horse's hide,
And bring in a drink to me."                      so
And he's sew'd up the bloody hide, A puncheon o' wine put in;







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