Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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AVTLLIAai GtTISEMAN.
51
Sae cunningly's I trysted her Unto yon shade o' broom; ■And syne I took my wills o' her,
And then I flang her doun,                     20
And it's for mine offence I must die.
" Sae cunningly's I killed her, "Who should have been my wife ;
Sae cursedly's I killed her,
And with my cursed knife;                     25
Sae cursedly's I killed her,
"Who should have been my wife, And it's for mine offence I must die.
" Six days she lay in murder,
Before that she was found ;                    30
Six days she lay in murder,
Upon the cursed ground ; Six days she lay in murder,
Before that she was found, And it's for mine offence I must die.             
" 0 all the neighbours round about,
They said it had been I; I put my foot on gude shipboard,
The county to defy; The ship she wadna sail again,                  a
But hoisted to and fro, And it's for mine offence I must die.







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