Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 2 of 8 from 1860 edition

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SWEET "WILLIE AND FAIR ANNIE. 135
" She manna put on the black, the black,
Nor yet the dowie brown ; But the scarlet sae red, and the kerches sae
white, And her bonny locks hangin' down."
He is on to Annie's bower,                              as
And tirled at the pin; And wha was sae ready as Annie hersel,
To open and let him in.
" Ye are bidden come to "Willie's weddin', The morn at twal at noon ;                         n>
Ye are bidden come to "Willie's weddin', The heir of Duplin town.
" Ye manna put on the black, the black,
Nor yet the dowie brown ; But the scarlet sae red, and the kerches sae white,                                                     n
And your bonny locks hangin' down."
" Its I will come to "Willie's weddin',
The morn at twal at noon ; Its I will come to "Willie's weddin',
But I rather the mass had been mine, so
" Maidens, to my bower come, And lay gold on my hair ;







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