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JAMES HERKIES. 209
The fatal flight o' this wretched maid
Did reach her ain countrie ; »
Her husband then distracted ran, And this lament made he : —
" 0 wae be to the ship, the ship, And wae be to the sea, And wae be to the mariners, k
Took Jeanie Douglas frae me!
a 0 bonny, bonny was my love, A pleasure to behold; The very hair o' my love's head
Was like the threads o' gold. 100
" 0 bonny was her cheek, her cheek, And bonny was her chin ; And bonny was the bride she was, The day she was made mine!"
*** The following stanzas from a version of this ballad printed at Philadelphia (and called The Souse Carpenter) are given in Graham's Illustrated Magazine, Sept. 1858.
" I might have married the king's daughter dear;" " You might have married her," cried she,
" For I am married to a House Carpenter, And a fine young man is he."
" Oh dry up your tears, my own true love,
And cease your weeping," cried he; " For soon you'll see your own happy home, On the banks of old Tennessee." vol. 1. 14