Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 3 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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MAKT HAMILTON.
" There is another version in which the heroine is named Mary Myles, or Myle; but Myle is probably a corruption of the epithet ' mild,' which occurs in the fragment given in the North Counirie Garland." Motherwell.
There lived a knight into the North,
And he had daughters three : The ane of them was a barber's wife,
The other a gay ladie';
And the youngest o' them to Scotland is gane The Queen's Mary to be ;                              6
And for a' that they could say or do, Forbidden she wouldna be.
The prince's bed it was sae saft,
The spices they were sae fine,                      10
That out of it she could not lye ' While she was scarce fifteen.
She's gane to the garden gay
To pu' of the savin tree ; But for a' that she could say or do,                 is
The babie it would not die.
She's rowed it in her handkerchief,
She threw it in the sea: Says," Sink ye, swim ye, my bonnie babe,
For ye'll get nae mair of me."                     a: