Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 2 of 8 from 1860 edition

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PAIR JANET.                                87
" Ye maun gang to your father, Janet,
Ye maun gang to him soon ; Ye maun gang to your father, Janet,
In case that his days are dune !"
Janet's awa' to her father,                                  «
As fast as she could hie ; "0 what's your will wi' me, father?
0 what's your will wi' me ? "
" My will wi' you, Fair Janet," he said, " It is both bed and board ;                            io
Some say that ye lo'e Sweet Willie, But ye maun wed a French lord."
" A French lord maun I wed, father ?
A French lord maun I wed? Then, by my sooth," quo' Fair Janet, vs
" He's ne'er enter my bed."
Janet's awa' to her chamber,
As fast as she could go ; "Wha 's the first ane that tapped there,
But Sweet Willie her jo !                               20
" O we maun part this love, Willie,
That has been lang between; There 's a French lord coming o'er the sea
To wed me wi' a ring;

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