Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 1 of 8 from 1860 edition

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166                     Willie's ladtk.
He did him to the marketplace,
And there he bought a loaf o' wax ;
He shaped it bairn and bairnly like,
And in twa glazen een he pat;                          w
He did him till his mither then, And bade her to his boy's christnin ; And he did stand a little forbye, And noticed well what she did say.
" 0 wha has loosed the nine witch knots,            ?s
That were amang that ladye's locks ? And wha's ta'en out the kaims o' care, That were amang that ladye's hair ?
" And wha has ta'en down that bush o' woodbine, That hung between her hour and mine ? so And wha has kill'd the master kid, That ran beneath that ladye's bed ? And wha has loosed her left foot shee, And let that ladye lighter be ? "
Syne, Willy's loosed the nine witch knots, a> That were amang that ladye's locks ; And Willie's ta'en out the kaims o' care, That were into that ladye's hair;
67-74. Inserted from Jamieson's copy. 68. Uaf, Jamieson. 81. The witch's chief familiar, placed in the chamber of the sick woman in the form of a kid.

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