Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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DUKE OF PERTH'S THREE DAUGHTERS. From Kinlooh's Ancient Scottish Ballads, p. 212.
The Duke o' Perth had three daughters, Elizabeth, Margaret, and fair Marie ;
And Elizabeth's to the greenwud gane, To pu' the rose and the fair lilie.
But she hadna pu'd a rose, a rose,                    «
A double rose, but barely three, Whan up and started a Loudon lord,
Wi' Loudon hose, and Loudon sheen.
" Will ye be called a robber's wife ?
Or will ye be stickit wi' my bloody knife ? 10
For pu'in the rose and the fair lilie,
For pu'in them sae fair and free."
" Before I'll be called a robber's wife, I'll rather be stickit wi' your bloody knife, For pu'iu the rose and the fair lilie,                  u
For pu'in them sae fair and free."







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