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290 LORD DINGWALL.
" He's cutted the paps frae their breast bane, And sent them back to their ain hame." «>
When she came in upon the floor, His mother met her wi' a golden chair.
But to the high seat she made her boun': She knew that maiden she was nane.
When night was come, they went to bed, « And ower her breast his arm he laid.
He quickly jumped upon the floor, And said, " I've got a vile rank whore."
Unto his mother he made his moan,
Says, " Mother dear, I am undone. so
" Ye've aft tald, when I brought them hame, Whether they were maid or nane.
" I thought I'd gotten a maiden bright, I've gotten but a waefu' wight.
" I thought I'd gotten a maiden clear, 55
But gotten but a vile rank whore."
" When she came in upon the floor, I met her wi' a golden chair.
" But to the high seat she made her boun', Because a maiden she was nane." 60
" I wonder wha's tauld that gay ladie, The fashion into our countrie."