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" For to the grene-wood I maun gae, To pu' the red rose and the slae; To pu' the red rose and the thyme, To deck my mother's bour and mine. so
" I hadna pu'd a flower but ane, When by there came a gallant hende, Wi' high-coll'd hose and laigh-coll'd shoon, And he seem'd to be sum kingis son.
" And be I a maid, or be I nae, ss
He kept me there till the close o' day; And be I a maid, or be I nane, He kept me there till the day was done.
" He gae me a lock o' his yellow hair, And bade me keep it ever mair; *>
He gae me a carknet o' bonny beads, And bade me keep it against my needs.
" He gae to me a gay gold ring, And bade me keep it abune a' thing."—
" What did ye wi' the tokens rare, 9s
That ye gat frae that gallant there ? "—
" O bring that coffer unto me,
And a' the tokens ye sail see."— " Now stay, daughter, your bour within,
While I gae parley wi' my son."— i»>