Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 3 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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But he was still in a quiet chamber,
Hearing his lady's moan.                             20
" Be hush'd, be hush'd, my lady dear,
I pray thee moan not so ; For I am deep sworn on a book
To Bee-Ho'm for to go."
She's gien him a chain o' the beaten goud, 25
And a ring with a ruby stone : " As lang as this chain your body binds,
Your blood can never be drawn.
" But gin this ring should fade or fail,
Or the stone should change its hue, so
Be sure your love is dead and gone, Or she has proved untrue."
He had not been at bonny Bee-Ho'm
A twelvemonth and a day, Till looking on his gay gold ring,                   ss
The stone grew dark and gray.
" O ye tak my riches to Bee-Ho'm,
And deal them presentlie, To the young that canna, the old that manna,
The blind that downa see."                         »
Now Death has come intill his bower,
And split his heart in twain : Sae their twa sauls flew up to heaven,
And there shall ever remain.