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66 THE DOWIE DENS OF YAHEOW.
" 0 stay at hame, my noble lord, «
0 stay at hame, my marrow ! My cruel brother will you betray
On the dowie houms of Yarrow."—
" O fare ye weel, my ladye gaye !
0 fare ye weel, my Sarah ! Yo For I maun gae, though I ne'er return
Frae the dowie banks o' Yarrow."
She kiss'd his cheek, she kaim'd his hair, As oft she had done before, 0;
She belted him with his noble brand, u
And he's away to Yarrow.
As he gaed up the Tennies bank,
1 wot he gaed wi' sorrow,
Till, down in a den, he spied nine arm'd men, On the dowie houms of Yarrow. 20
" 0 come ye here to part your land,
The bonnie Forest thorough ? Or come ye here to wield your brand,
On the dowie houms of Yarrow ? "—
" I come not here to part my land, 25
And neither to beg nor borrow;
17. The Tennies is the name of a farm of the Duke of Buccleuch's, a little below Yarrow Kirk.