Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 1 of 8 from 1860 edition

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196 LADY ISABEL AND THE ELF-KNIGHT.
" If I had yon horn that I hear blawing,"              s
Aye as the gowans grow gay ; " And yon elf-knight to sleep in my bosom,"
The first morning in May.
This maiden had scarcely these words spoken, Aye as the gowans grow gay ;                            10
Till in at her window the elf-knight has luppen, The first morning in May.
" Its a very strange matter, fair maiden," said he,
Aye as the gowans grow gay, " I canna' blaw my horn, but ye call on me," is
The first morning in May.
" But will ye go to yon greenwood side,"
Aye as the gowans grow gay ? " If ye canna' gang, I will cause you to ride,"
The first morning in May.                                   so
He leapt on a horse, and she on another,
Aye as the gowans grow gay ; And they rode on to the greenwood together,
The first morning in May.
" Light down, light down, lady Isabel," said he, 25
Aye as the gowans grow gay ; " We are come to the place where ye are to die,"
The first morning in May.







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