Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 2 of 8 from 1860 edition

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THE TWA BROTHERS.                  223
My sword and buckler at my side, As I was wont to sleep.
" Whan ye gae hame to your father,
He'll speer for his son John:                *>
Say, ye left him into Kirkland fair, Learning the school alone. '
" When ye gae hame to my sister, She'll speer for her brother John :
Ye'll say, ye left him in Kirkland fair, « The green grass growin aboon.
" Whan ye gae hame to my true love, She'll speer for her lord John:
Ye'll say, ye left him in Kirkland fair, But hame ye fear he'll never come." *s
He's gane hame to his father ;
He speered for his son John : " It's I left him into Kirkland fair,
Learning the school alone."
And whan he gaed hame to his sister, » She speered for her brother John:
" It's I left him into Kirkland fair, The green grass growin aboon."
And whan he gaed hame to his true love, She speer'd for her lord John :                  eo