Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 2 of 8 from 1860 edition

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FAIR JANET.
91
" 0 we '11 go take the bride's maidens, And we 11 go fill the ring."
O ben than cam the auld French lord, Saying, " Bride, will ye dance with me ? "
" Awa', awa', ye auld French Lord,              ioo
Your face I downa see."
0 ben than cam now Sweet Willie,
He cam with ane advance: "01 '11 go tak the bride's maidens,                i<e
And we '11 go tak a dance."
" I 've seen ither days wi' you, Willie,
And so has mony mae; Ye would hae danced wi' me mysel',
Let a' my maidens gae."                                 no
0 ben than cam now Sweet Willie,
Saying, " Bride, will ye dance wi' me ? "
" Aye, by my sooth, and that I will, Gin my back should break in three."
[And she's ta'en Willie by the" hand, us
The tear blinded her e'e; "01 wad dance wi' my true love,
Tho' bursts my heart in three !"]
She hadna turned her throw the dance, Throw the dance but thrice,                     uo







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