Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 1 of 8 from 1860 edition

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278                   THE ELPHIN KNIGHT.
She had no sooner these words said,
Ba, ba, &e. When that the knight came to her bed. is
The wind, &c.
" Thou art over young a maid," quoth he,
Ba, ba, &c. " Married with me thou il wouldst be."
The wind, &c.                                                             a>
" I have a sister younger than I,
Ba, ba, &c. And she was married yesterday."
The wind, &c.
" Married with me if thou wouldst be,                 25
Ba, ba, &c. A courtesie thou must do to me.
The wind, &c.
" For thou must shape a sark to me,
Ba, ba, &c.                                                                    au
Without any cut or heme," quoth he. The wind, &c.
" Thou must shape it needle-and sheerlesse,
Ba, ba, &c. And also sue it needle-threedlesse."                      sa
The wind, Sec.
" If that piece of courtesie I do to thee,
Ba, ba, &c. Another thou must do to me.
The wind, &c.                                                                *j







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