Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 3 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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1.4.1LK.IN.
She laid a plot wi' Lamkin, When the servants were awa';
Loot him in at a little shot window,
And brought him to the ha'.                   20
" O whare's a' the men o' this house,
That ca' me Lamkin ? " " They're at the barn well thrashing, *
'Twill be lang ere they come in."
" And whare's the women 0' this house, at
That ca' me Lamkin ? " " They're at the far well washing;
'Twill be lang ere they come in."
"And whare's the bairns o' this house, That ca' me Lamkin ? "                            30
" They're at the school reading ; 'Twill be night or they come hame."
O whare's the lady o' this house,
That ca's me Lamkin ? " " She's up in her bower sewing,                 33
But we soon can bring her down."
Then Lamkin's tane a sharp knife,
That hang down by his gaire, And he has gi'en the bonny babe
A deep wound and a sair.                      *>







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