Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 1 of 8 from 1860 edition

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TOM LINN. (See p. 114.)
This fragment was taken down from the recitation of an old woman. Maidment's New Book of Old Bal­lads, p. 54.
O all you ladies young and gay, Who are so sweet and fair,
Do not go into Chaster's wood, For Tomlinn will be there.
Fair Margaret sat in her bonny bower,
Sewing her silken seam, And wished to be in Chaster's wood,
Among the leaves so green.
She let the seam fall to her foot,
The needle to her toe, And she has gone to Chaster's wood,
As fast as she could go.