Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 1 of 8 from 1860 edition

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LADT ISABEL AND THE ELF-KNIGHT. 197
" Ha'e mercy, ha'e mercy, kind sir, on me," Aye as the gowans grow gay ;                                 so
" Till ance my dear father and mother I see," The first morning in May.
" Seven king's-daughters here hae I slain,"
Aye as the gowans grow gay ; " And ye shall be the eight o' them,"                        s>
The first morning in May.
" 0 sit down a while, lay your head on my knee,"
Aye as the gowans grow gay ; "That we may hae some rest before that I die,"
The first morning in May.                                       «>
She stroak'd him sae fast, the nearer he did creep,
Aye as the gowans grow gay ; Wi' a sma' charm she lull'd him fast asleep,
The first morning in May.
TVi'- his ain sword belt sae fast as she ban' him, *s
Aye as the gowans grow gay ; With his ain dag-durk sae sair as she dang him,
The first morning in May.
" If seven kings' daughters here ye ha'e slain," Aye as the gowans grow gay,                                   so
" Lye ye here, a husband to them a'," The first morning in May.







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