Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 2 of 8 from 1860 edition

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THE CEUEL MOTHER.
She had her to her father's ha', Edinbro', Edinbro', She had her to her father's ha', Stirling for aye; She Bad her to her father's ha', She was the meekest maid amang them a', So proper Saint Johnston stands fair upon Tay. 45
It fell ance upon a day, Edinbro', Edinbro', It fell ance upon a day, Stirling for aye ;
It fell ance upon a day,
She saw twa babies at their play, So proper Saint Johnston stands fair Upon Tay. so
" O bonny babies, gin ye were mine, Edinbro', Edin­bro', O bonny babies, gin ye were mine, Stirling for aye ;
O bonny babies, gin ye were mine,
I'd cleathe you in the silks sae fine," So proper Saint Johnston stands fair upon Tay. ss
" O wild mother, when we were thine, Edinbro', Ed­inbro', O wild mother, when we were thine, Stirling for aye; O wild mother, when we were thine, You cleath'd us not in silks sae fine, So proper Saint Johnston stands fair upon Tay. eo
" But now we're in the heavens high, Edinbro', Edin­bro', But now we're in the heavens high, Stirling for aye;
But now we're in the heavens high,
And you've the pains o' hell to try," So proper Saint Johnston stands fair upon Tay. 65







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