Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 3 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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SIR JAMES THE HOSE.                      75
" 0 ha ye seen Sir James the Rose,
The young heir o' Buleighan ?                     30
For he has kill'd a gallant squire, And we are sent to tak him."
" Yea, I ha seen Sir James,"'she said,
" He past by here on Monday; Gin the steed be swift that he rides on, as
He's past the Hichts of Lundie."
But as wi speid they rade awa,
She leudly cryd behind them ; " Gin ye'll gie me a worthy meid,
I'll tell ye whar to find him."                       to
" O tell fair maid, and on our band, Ye'se get his purse and brechan."
" He's in the bank aboon the mill, In the lawlands o' Buleighan."
Than out and spak Sir John the Graham, 45 Who had the charge a keiping,
" It's neer be said, my stalwart feres, "We kill'd him whan a sleiping."
They seized his braid sword and his targe, And closely him surrounded :                       so
" O pardon ! mercy! gentlemen," He then fou loudly sounded.

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