Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 2 of 8 from 1860 edition

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300 .                      TODNG BENJIE.
the same subject, in which the scene was laid upon the banks of the Clyde. The chorus was,
" 0 Bothwell banks bloom bonny,"
and the watching of the dead corpse was said to have taken place in Bothwell church. Scott.
Or a' the maids o' fair Scotland,
The fairest was Marjorie; And young Benjie was her ae true love,
And a dear true love was he.
And wow but they were lovers dear,             «
And loved fu' constantlie ; But aye the mair when they fell out,
The sairer was their plea.
And they hae quarrell'd on a day,
Till Marjorie's heart grew wae;                »
And she said she'd chuse another luve, And let young Benjie gae.
And he was stout, and proud-hearted,
And thought o't bitterlie ; And he's gane by the wan moonlight, w
To meet his Marjorie.
" O open, open, my true love, O open, and let me in ! "

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