Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 2 of 8 from 1860 edition

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From Percy's Reliques, iii. 290, where it was " given, with some corrections, from a MS. copy transmitted from Scotland." There is a corresponding Swedish Ballad, Herr Peder och Liten Kerstin, in the Svenska Folk-Visor, i. 49. It is translated in Literature and Romance of Northern Europe, by William and Mary Howitt, i. 258.
Lord Thomas and fair Annet
Sate a' day on a hill; Whan night was cum, and sun was sett,
They had not talkt their fill.
Lord Thomas said a word in jest,
Fair Annet took it ill: " A' I will nevir wed a wife
Against my ain friends will."

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