Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 1 of 8 from 1860 edition

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Willie's ladye.
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" And aye, at ilka siller hem                                  «
Hang fifty siller bells and ten; This gudely gift sail be her ain, And let me be lighter o' my young bairn."—
" Of her young bairn she's ne'er be lighter, Nor in your botir to shine the brighter ; c For she sail die, and turn to clay, And thou sail wed another may."—
" Another may I'll never wed, Another may I'll never bring hame:"— But, sighing, said that weary wiglnV—               as
" I wish my days were at an end ! "—
Then out and spak the Billy Blind, (He spak aye in good time:) " Yet gae ye to the market-place, And there do buy a loaf of wace ;                     eo
Do shape it bairn and bairnly like, And in it twa glassen een you'll put;
" And bid her your boy's christening to, Then notice weel what she shall do; And do you stand a little away,                          ns
To notice weel what she may say."
67. Bitty Blind—A familiar genius, or propitious spirit, somewhat similar to the Brownie.







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