Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 1 of 8 from 1860 edition

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THE ELPHIN KNIGHT. (See p. 128<)
" The following transcript is a literal copy from the original in the Pepysian library, Cambridge." Moth­erwell's Minstrelsy, Appendix, p. i.
" A Proper New Ballad, entituled, The Wind hath blown my Plaid away, arr A Discourse betwixt a young Maid and the Elphin-Knight; To be sung with its own pleasant New Tune."
The Elphin Knight sits on yon hill,
Ba, ba, ba, lilli ba, He blowes his horn both lond and shril,
The wind hath blown my plaid awa.
He blowes it East, he blowes it West,
Ba, ba, &c. He blowes it where he lyketh best.
The wind, &c.
" I wish that horn were in my kistj
Ba, ba, &c. Yea, and the knight in my armes two."
The wind, &c.







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