Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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LAMKIN.
95
Lastly, we have to note a version resembling Mother­well's, styled Bold Rankin, printed in A New Book of Old Ballads, (p. 73,) and in Whitelaw's Book of Scot­tish Ballads, (p. 246,) and an imperfect ballad {Long Lankyn) in Notes and Queries, New Series, ii. 324.
We have printed Jamieson's, Motherwell's, the longer of Pinlay's versions, and the English fragment: the last two in the Appendix. The following is from Jamieson's Popular Ballads, i. 176. " This piece was transmitted to the Editor by Mrs. Brown."
" O pay me now, Lord Wearie;
Come, pay me out o' hand." " I canna pay you, Larrikin,
Unless I sell my land."
" O gin ye winna pay me,                              «
I here sail mak a vow, Before that ye come hame again,
Ye sail ha'e cause to rue."
Lord Wearie got a bonny ship,
To sail the saut sea faem ;                         w
Bade his lady weel the castle keep, Ay till he should come hame.
But the nourice was a fause limmer
As e'er hung on a tree ; She laid a plot wi' Lamkin,                           is
Whan her lord was o'er the sea.







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