Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 3 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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78                      GR.3SME AND BEWICK.
Gude Lord Grseme has ta'en up the cup,               s
" Sir Kobert Bewick, and here's to thee !
And here's to our twae sons at hame !
For they like us best in our ain countrie."
" 0 were your son a lad like mine,
And learn'd some books that he could read, 10 They might hae been twae brethren bauld,
And they might hae bragged the Border side.
" But your son's a lad, and he is but bad,
And billie to my son he canna be ; "
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" I sent him to the schools, and he wadna learn; is I bought him books, and he wadna read;
But my blessing shall he never earn,
Till I see how his arm can defend his head."
Gude Lord Graeme has a reckoning call'd,
A reckoning then called he ;                                 20
And he paid a crown, and it went roun', It was all for the gude wine and free.
And he has to the stable gane,
Where there stude thirty steeds and three ;
15, Scott, Ye sent; 16, Ye bought. 22. Newcastle C. B., and hay.

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