Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 1 of 8 from 1860 edition

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TAM-A-LINK.
Ye'U haud me fast, lat me not gae, I am your warld's maike.
" Then I'll appear into your arms Like to the deer sae wild; Ye'll haud me fast, lat me not gae,                    1&5
And I'll father your child.
" And I'll appear into your arms Like to a silken string; Ye'll haud me fast, lat me not gae, Till ye see the fair mornin'.                            170
" And I'll appear into your arms Like to a naked man; Ye'll haud me fast, lat me not gae, And wi' you I'll gae hame."
Then she has done her to Miles-cross,              v 1
Between twal hours an' ane; And filled her hands o' holie water,
And kiest her compass roun'.
The first ane court that came her till,
Was published king and queen ;                   wo
The niest ane court that came her till,
Was maidens mony ane.
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The niest ane court that came her till, Was footmen, grooms, and squires;
The niest ane court that came her till, 1&5 Was knichts; and he was there !
True Tam-a-Line, on milk-white steed, A gowd star on his crown ;







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