Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 1 of 8 from 1860 edition

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TAM-A-LINE.                           261
" For if it be a knave bairn, He's heir o* a' my land; But if it be a lass bairn,
In red gowd she shall gang."                       »
" If my luve were an earthly man, As he's an elfin grey, I coud gang bound, luve, for your sake, A twalmonth and a day."
" Indeed your luve's an earthly man,                  M
The same as well as thee; And lang I've haunted Charter-woods, A' for your fair bodie."
" O! tell me, tell me, Tam-a-Line,
O! tell, an' tell me true ;                             so
Tell me this nicht, an' mak' nae lee, What pedigree are you ? "
" O ! I hae been at gude church-door, An' I've got Christendom ; I'm the Earl o' Forbes' eldest son,                  »«
An' heir ower a' his land.
il When I was young, o' three years old, Muckle was made o' me ; My stepmither put on my claithes,
An' ill, ill, sained she me.                             100
" Ae fatal morning I gaed out, Dreading nae injurie; And thinking lang, fell soun asleep, Beneath an apple tree.







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