Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 3 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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THE QUEER'S MARIE.
" 0 often have I dress'd my Queen,
And put gold upon her hair ; But now I've gotten for my reward
The gallows to be my share.
" Often have I dress'd my Queen,                         *
And often made her bed ; But now I've gotten for my reward
The gallows tree to tread.
" I charge ye all, ye mariners,
When ye sail ower the faem,                              so
Let neither my father nor mother get wit,
But that I'm coming hame.
" I charge ye all, ye mariners,
That sail upon the sea, Let neither my father nor mother get wit *
This dog's death I'm to die.
" For if my father and mother got wit,
And my bold brethren three, O mickle wad be the gude red blude
This day wad be spilt for me !                            100
" O little did my mother ken,
That day she cradled me, The lands I was to travel in,
Or the death I was to die ! "







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