Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 2 of 8 from 1860 edition

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Then he's ta'en up his little young son,                       <s
And kiss'd him cheek and chin; And he is on to his mother,
As fast as he could gang.
" Ye will take in my son, mother,
Gi'e him to nurses nine ;                                                »
Three to wauk, and three to sleep,
And three to gang between."
Then he has left his mother's house,
And frae her he has gane ; And he is back to his lady,                                                 tm
And safely brought her hame.
Then in it came her father dear,
Was belted in a brand; " It's nae time for brides to lye in bed,
When the bridegroom's send's in town.                   60
" There are four-and-twenty noble lords
A' lighted on the green ; The fairest knight amang them a',
He must be your bridegroom."
" 0 wha will shoe my foot, my foot V                             ss
And wha will glove my hand ? And wha will prin my sma' middle,
Wi' the short prin and the lang V "
Now out it speaks him, sweet Willie,
Who knew her troubles best;                                      ">
" It is my duty for to serve,
As I'm come here as guest.

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