Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 2 of 8 from 1860 edition

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26
LORD RANDAL.
" 0 wow for day!
And dear gin it were day! Gin it were day, and ye were away;
For ye ha'ena lang time to stay!"
" Now Christ assoile me o' my sin,"             ra
The fause knight he could say ;
" It's nae for nought that the hawk whistles ; And I wish that I were away !
" And O wow for day!
And dear gin it were day !                         ao
Gin it were day, and I were away ;
For I ha'ena lang time to stay !"
" What needs ye lang for day,
And wish that ye were away ? Is na your hounds in my cellar                      86
Eating white meal and gray ? "
"Yet, O wow for day!
And dear gin it were day! Gin it were day, and I were away,
For I ha'ena lang time to stay! "             co
" Is na your horse in my stahle, Eating good corn and hay ?
77. This is a proverbial saying in Scotland. J.







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