Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 2 of 8 from 1860 edition

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SWEET WILLIE AND FAIR ANNIE. 137
" 0 whare got ye that water, Annie,
That washes you sae white ? " " I got it in my mither's wambe,
Whare ye'll ne'er get the like.                     uo
" For ye've been wash'd in Dunny's well,
And dried on Dunny's dyke; And a' the water in the sea
Will never wash ye white."
Willie's ta'en a rose out o' his hat,                  us
Laid it in Annie's lap ; " [The bonniest to the bonniest fa's,]
Hae, wear it for my sake."
" Tak up and wear your rose, Willie,
And wear't wi' mickle care,                           120
For the woman sail never bear a son, That will mak my heart sae sair."
Whan night was come, and day was gane,
And a' man boun to bed, Sweet Willie and the nut-brown bride w
In their chamber were laid.
They werena weel lyen down,
And scarcely fa'n asleep, Whan up and stands she, fair Annie,
Just up at Willie's feet.                                   ia>







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