Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 2 of 8 from 1860 edition

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330
LOED WA'TATES AND AULD INGRAM.
il Marry that lady wha that will,                      96
A maiden she is nane."
" O leuch ye at my men, Wa'yates,
Or did ye lauch at me ? Or leuch ye at the bierdly bride,
That's gaun to marry me ? "                               ioo
" I leuchna at your men, uncle,
Nor yet leuch I at thee; But I leuch at my lands so braid,
Sae weel's I do them see."
When e'en was come, and e'en-bells rung, ios
And a' man gane to bed, The bride but and the silly bridegroom
In ae chamber were laid.
Wasna't a fell thing for to see
Twa heads upon a cod;                                       no
Lady Maisery's like the mo'ten goud,
Auld Ingram's like a toad.
He turn'd his face unto the stock,
And sound he fell asleep; She turn'd her face unto the wa',                         us
And saut tears she did weep.
It fell about the mirk midnicht, Auld Ingram began to turn him ;
He put his hand on's ladie's side, And waly, sair was she mournin'.                      120
" What aileth thee, my lady dear ? Ever alas, and wae is me!







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