Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 2 of 8 from 1860 edition

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THE CRUEL MOTHER.
From Kinloch's Ancient Scottish Ballads, p. 46.
Three stanzas of a Warwickshire version closely-resembling Kinlochs are given in Notes and Queries, vol. viii. p. 358. v
There lives a lady in London—
AM alone, and alonie ; She's gane wi' bairn to the clerk's son—
Doun by the greenwud sae bonnie.
She has tane her mantel her about—               6
All alone, and alonie ; She's gane aff to the gude greenwud—
Doun by the greenwud sae bonnie.
She has set her back until an aik—
All alone, and alonie ;                                      w
First it bowed, and syne it brake— Doun by the greenwud sae bonnie.
She has set her back until a brier— AH alone, and alonie ;







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