Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 1 of 8 from 1860 edition

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THE ELPHIN KNIGHT.                    279
" I have an aiker of good ley-land,
Ba, ba, &c. Which lyeth low by yon sea-strand.
The wind, &c.
" For thou must cure it -with thy horn,               «
Ba, ba, &c. So thou must sow it with thy corn.
The wind, &c.
" And bigg a cart of stone and lyme,
Ba, ba, &c.                                                                 ao
Robin Redbreast he must trail it hame. The wind, &c.
" Thou must barn it in a mouse-holl,
Ba, ba, &c. And thrash it into thy shoes' soil.                          a
The wind, &c.
" And thou must winnow it in thy looff,
Ba, ba, &c. And also seek it in thy glove.
The wind, &c.                                                                60
" For thou must bring it over the sea,
Ba, ba, &c. And thou must bring it dry home to me.
The wind, &c.
" When thou hast gotten thy turns well done, ei
Ba, ba, &c. Then come to me and get thy sark then.
The wind, &c."

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