Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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CLERK SAUNDERS.                       321
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" But awa', awa', my bald brethren,
Awa', and mak nae din; For I am as sick a lady the nicht
As e'er lay a bower within."                           
" 0 tell us, tell us, May Margaret,
And dinna to us len, O wha is aught yon noble hawk,
That stands your kitchen in ? "
" The hawk is mine, and it may be thine, « To hawk whan ye hawk in hie-----
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" But awa', awa', my bald brethren!
Awa', and mak nae din; For I'm ane o' the sickest ladies this nicht
That e'er lay a bower within."                         »
" O tell us, tell us, May Margaret,
And dinna to us len, O wha is that, May Margaret,
You and the wa' between ? "
" 0 it is my bower-maiden," she says,                 as
" As sick as sick can be; O it is my bower maiden," she says,
And she's thrice as sick as me."
" We hae been east, and we've been west,
And low beneath the moon ;                                      a>
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