Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 2 of 8 from 1860 edition

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270                   THE CEUEL MOTHER.
Bonnie were the twa boys she did bear— is Down, by the greenwud sae bonnie.
But out she's tane a little penknife—
All alone, and alonie ; And she's parted them and their sweet life—
Doun by the greenwud sae bonnie.                  20
She's aff unto her father's ha'—
All alone, and alonie ; She seem'd the lealest maiden amang them a'—
Doan by the greenwud sae bonnie.
As she lookit our the castle wa'—                      25
All alone, and alonie ; She spied twa bonnie boys playing at the ba'—
Doun by the greenwud sae bonnie.
" 0 an thae twa babes were mine "—
All alone, and alonie ; " They should wear the silk and the sabelline"—
Doun by the greenwud sae bonnie.                  su
" O mother dear, when we were thine,"
All alone, and alonie ; " We neither wore the silks nor the sabelline"—&s
Doun by the greenwud sae bonnie.
" But out ye took a little penknife "— All alone, and alonie ;







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