Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 3 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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32           THE WEAET COBLE o' CARGILL.
" 0 help, O help I can get nane,
Nae help o' man can to me come !"              so
This was about his dying words,
"When he was choaked up to the chin.
" Gae tell my father and my mother,
It was naebody did me this ill; I was a-going my ain errands,                             35
Lost at the coble o' bonnie Cargill."
She bored the boat in seven pairts, I wat she bored it wi' gude will;
And there they got the bonnie lad's corpse, In the kirk-shot o' bonnie Cargill.                 *>
0 a' the keys o' bonnie Stobha',
I wat they at his belt did hing ; But a' the keys of bonnie Stobha',
They now ly low into the stream.
A braver page into his age                                 «
Ne'er set a foot upon the plain ; His father to his mother said,
" O sae sune as we've wanted him !
" I wat they had mair luve than this,
When they were young and at the scule ; w
But for his sake she wauked late,
And bored the coble 0' bonnie Cargill.

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