Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 2 of 8 from 1860 edition

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222
THE TWA BROTHERS.
You'll wash my bl uidy wounds o'er and o'er, And syne they'll bleed nae mair.
"And ye'll tak affmy Hollin sark,
And riVt frae gair to gair ;                          20
Ye'll stap it in my bluidy wounds, And syne they'll bleed nae mair."
He's liftit his brother upon his back ;
Ta'en him to yon wall fair ; He's washed his bluidy wounds o'er and o'er,
But ay they bled mair and mair.                20
And he's ta'en aff his Hollin sark,
And riven't frae gair to gair; He's stappit it in his bluidy wounds;
But ay they bled mair and mair.               so
" Ye'll lift me up upon your back,
Tak me to Kirkland fair; Ye'll mak my greaf baith braid and lang,
And lay my body there.
" Ye'll lay my arrows at my head,                 sj
My bent bow at my feet;
32. " The house of Incbmnrry, formerly called Kirkland, was built of old by the abbot of Holyrood-house, for his accommodation when he came to that country, and waa formerly the minister's manse." Stat. Ac. of Scotland, voL xiii. p. 506. J.







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