Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 2 of 8 from 1860 edition

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SWEET WILLIE AND FAIK MAISRT. 337
She hadna well gane thro' the reel,                           125
Nor yet well on the green, Till she fell down at Willie's feet
As cauld as ony stane.
He's ta'en her in his arms twa,
And ha'ed her up the stair;                                   iso
Then up it came her jolly bridegroom,
Says, " What's your business there ? "
Then Willie lifted up his foot,
And dang him down the stair ; And brake three ribs o' the bridegroom's side, an
And a word he spake nae mair.
Nae meen was made for that lady,
When she was lying dead; But a' was for him, sweet Willie,
On the fields for he ran mad.                                 no
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