Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 2 of 8 from 1860 edition

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SWEET WILLIAM AND MAT MARGABET. 153
" Hae ye brought me onie fine things,
Onie new thing for to wear ? Or hae ye brought me a braid o' lace, is
To snood up my gowden hair ? "
" I've brought ye na fine things at all,
Nor onie new thing to wear, Nor hae I brought ye a braid of lace,
To snood up your gowden hair.                 ao
" But Margaret, dear Margaret,
I pray ye speak to me; 0 gie me back my faith and troth,
As dear as I gied it thee ! "
" Your faith and troth ye sanna get,             2s
Nor will I wi' ye twin, Till ye come within my bower,
And kiss me, cheek and chin."
" 0 Margaret, dear Margaret,
I pray ye speak to me;                               m
0 gie me back my faith and troth,
As dear as I gied it thee."
" Your faith and troth ye sanna get,
Nor will I wi' ye twin, Till ye tak me to yonder kirk,                       ss
And wed me wi' a ring."







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