Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 2 of 8 from 1860 edition

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SWEET WILLIE AND EAIB MAISEY. S35
" Now I will shoe your foot, Maisry,
And I will glove your hand, And I will prin your sma' middle,
Wi' the sma' prin and the lang."
" Wha will saddle my steed," she says,
" And gar my bridle ring ? And wha will ha'e me to gude church-door,
This day I'm ill abound ? "                                            so
" I will saddle your steed, Maisry,
And gar your bridle ring; And I'll hae you to gude church-door,
And safely set you down."
" O healy, healy take me up,                                            as
And healy set me down; And set my back until a wa',
My foot to yird-fast stane."
He healy took her frae her horse,
And healy set her down ;                                               90
And set her back until a wa',
Her foot to yird-fast stane.
When they had eaten and well drunken,
And a' had thorn'd fine; The bride's father he took the cup,                                 95
For to serve out the wine.
Out it speaks the bridegroom's brother,
An ill death mat he die! " I fear our bride she's born a bairn,
Or else has it a dee."                                                       100







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