Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 3 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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SIR JAMES THE ROSE.
Now he has gane to the house o' Mar, s "Whar nane might seik to find him ;
To see his dear he did repair, Weining she wold befreind him.
" Whar are ye gaing Sir James," she said, " O whar awa are ye riding ? "                   10
" I maun be bound to a foreign land, And now I'm under hiding.
" Whar sail I gae, whar sail I rin,
Whar sail I rin to lay me ? For I ha kill'd a gallant squire,                     "
And his friends seik to slay me."
" 0 gae ye down to yon laigh house,
I sail pay there your lawing; And as I am your leman trew,
I'll meet ye at the dawing."                        ao
He turned him richt and round about,
And rowd him in his brechan: And laid him doun to tak a sleip,
In the lawlands o' Buleighan.
He was nae weil gane out o' sicht,                 ss
Nor was he past Milstrethen, Whan four and twenty belted knichts
Cam riding owr the Leathen.







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