Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 1 of 8 from 1860 edition

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THE ELF-KING'S DAUGHTER.              299
Sir Oluf the hend has ridden sae wide, All unto his bridal feast to bid.
And lightly the elves, sae feat and free, They dance all under the greenwood tree I
And there danced four, and there danced five; 5 The Elf-King's daughter she reekit bilive.
Her hand to Sir Oluf sae fair and free : " O welcome, Sir Oluf, come dance wi' me !
" O welcome, Sir Oluf 1 now lat thy love gae, And tread wi' me in the dance sae gay."                w
" To dance wi' thee ne dare I, ne may; The morn it is my bridal day."
" O come, Sir Oluf, and dance wi' me; Twa buckskin boots I'll give to thee;
" Twa buckskin boots, that sit sae fair,                      is
Wi' gilded spurs sae rich and rare.
" And hear ye, Sir Oluf! come dance wi' me; And a silken sark I'll give to thee;
" A silken sark sae white and fine, That my mother bleached in the moonshine." a>







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