Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 1 of 8 from 1860 edition

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THE WATER O WEAKIE's WELL. 199
He's luppen on his berry-brown steed,
Taen her on behind himsell;                     m
Then baith rade down to that water. That they ca' Wearie's well.
" Wide in, wide in, my lady fair,
Nae harm shall thee befall; Aft times hae I water'd my steed,                 u
Wi' the water o' Wearie's well."
The first step that she stepped in,
She stepped to the knee ; And sighing sair, says this lady fair,
" This water's nae for me."                         so
" "Wide in, wide in, my lady fair,
Nae harm shall thee befall; Aft times hae I water'd my steed,
Wi' the water o' Wearie's well."
The next step that she stepped in,                25
She stepped to the middle ; And sighing, says, this lady fair,
" I've wat my gowden girdle."
" Wide in, wide in, my lady fair,
Nae harm shall thee befall;                        so
Aft times hae I water'd my steed,
Wi' the water o' Wearie's well."