Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 1 of 8 from 1860 edition

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0  she has ta'en her thro' the ha', And on her son began to ca';
" What did ye wi' the bonny beads
1 bade you keep against your needs ?
" What did you wi' the gay gold ring                    105
I bade you keep abune a' thing ? "
" I gae them to a ladye gay, I met on grene-wood on a day.
" But I wad gie a' my halls and tours, I had that ladye within my bours;                      uo
But I wad gie my very life, I had that ladye to my wife."
" Now keep, my son, your ha's and tours, Ye have the bright burd in your bours; And keep, my son, your very life,                       
Ye have that ladye to your wife."
Now, or a month was come and gane,
The ladye bare a bonny son;
And 'twas weel written on his breast-bane, " Cospatrick is my father's name."                           120
" 0 row my lady in satin and silk,
And wash my son in the morning milk."
120. Cospatrick, Cornea Patriciw, was the designation of the Earl of Dunbar, in the days of Wallace and Bruce.