Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 1 of 8 from 1860 edition

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216              THE WIFE OF USHER'S WELL.
Up then crew the red red cock, And up and crew the gray ; The eldest to the youngest said, " 'Tis time we were away."
The cock he hadna craw'd but once,
And clapp'd his wings at a',                               *>
"Whan the youngest to the eldest said, " Brother, we must awa.
" The cock doth craw, the day doth daw, The channerin' worm doth chide; Gin we be mist out o' our place,                           «
A sair pain we maun bide.
" Fare ye weel, my mother dear! Fareweel to barn and byre ! And fare ye weel, the bonny lass,
That kindles my mother's fire."                         to

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