Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 1 of 8 from 1860 edition

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" My mither lives on foreign isles, She has nae mair but me; She is a queen o' wealth and state, And birth and high degree;
" Likewise well skill'd in magic spells, As ye may plainly see ; And she transform'd me to yon shape, To charm such maids as thee.
" I am a doo the live lang day, A sprightly youth at night; This aye gars me appear mair fair In a fair maiden's sight.
" And it was but this verra day That I came ower the sea; Your lovely face did me enchant, I'll live and dee wi' thee."
" 0 Cow-me-doo, my luve sae true, Nae mair frae me ye'se gae."
" That's never my intent, my luve, As ye said, it shall be sae."
" 0 Cow-me-doo, my luve sae true,
It's time to gae to bed." " "Wi' a' my heart, my dear marrow,
It's be as ye ha'e said."

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