Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 1 of 8 from 1860 edition

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HYNDE ETIN. (Seep. 179.)
From Kinlooh's Ancient Scottish Ballads, p. 228.
May Makg'ret stood in her bouer door,
Kaiming doun her yellow hair; She spied some nuts growin in the wud,
And wish'd that she was there.
She has plaited her yellow locks                          «
A little abune her bree; And she has kilted her petticoats
A little below her knee; And she's aff to Mulberry wud,
As last as she could gae.                                  10
She had na pu'd a nut, a nut,
A nut but barely ane, Till up started the Hynde Etin,
Says, " Lady I let thae alane."
" Mulberry wuds are a' my ain ;                            is
My father gied them me, To sport and play when I thought lang; And they sail na be tane by thee."

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