Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 1 of 8 from 1860 edition

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186
YOUNG AKIN.
When that these two sisters met,
She hail'd her courteouslie:                          ijc
" Come ben, come ben, my sister dear, This day ye'se dine wi' me."
" Ae bit I canno' eat, sister, Nor ae drop can I drink, Until I see my dear husband,                           iss
For lang for him I think."
" O where are all my rangers bold That I pay meat and fee, To search the forest far an' wide,
And bring Akin to me ? "                              mo
Out it speaks the wee little boy, " Na, na, this maunna be ; Without ye grant a free pardon, I hope ye'U nae him see."
" 0 here I grant a free pardon,                          m
Well seal'd by my own han'; Ye may make search for, young Akin, As soon as ever you can."
They search'd the country wide and braid, The forests far and near,                               i?o
And found him into Elmond's-wood, Tearing his yellow hair.