Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 2 of 8 from 1860 edition

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TOUNG BENJIE.
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" I darena open, young Benjie, My three brothers are within."              a>
" Ye lied, ye lied, ye bonny burd,
Sae loud's I hear ye lie; As I came by the Lowden banks,
They bade gude e'en to me.
" But fare ye weel, my ae fause love, 2»
That I have loved sae lang ! It sets ye chuse another love,
And let young Benjie gang."
Then Marjorie turn'd her round about, The tear blinding her ee,                        a>
" I darena, darena let thee in, But I'll come down to thee."
Then saft- she smiled, and said to him,
" 0 what ill hae I done ?" He took her in his armis twa,                         as
And threw her o'er the linn..
The stream was Strang, the maid was stout,
And laith, laith to be dang, But, ere she wan the Lowden banks,
Her fair colour was wan.                            *>
Then up bespak her eldest brother, " 0 see na ye what I see ?"







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