Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 1 of 8 from 1860 edition

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From Buchan's BaUads of the North of Scotland, (i. 214.) (See the preface to the last ballad but one.)
" 0 abe ye my father, or are ye my mother ? Or are ye my brother John ? Or are ye James Herries, my first true love, Come back to Scotland again ? "
" I am not your father, I am not your mother, « Nor am I your brother John; But I'm James Herries, your first true love, Come back to Scotland again."
" Awa', awa', ye former lovers,
Had far awa' frae me;                                    10
For now I am another man's wife, Ye'll ne'er see joy o' me."
" Had I kent that ere I came here, I ne'er had come to thee; For I might hae married the king's daughter, is Sae fain she wou'd had me.

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