Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 3 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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MARY HAMILTON.                         125
" 0 what'll my poor father think,
As he comes through the town,                   to
To see the face of his Molly fair
Hanging on the gallows pin ?
" Here's a health to the mariners
That plough the raging main; Let neither my mother nor father ken n
But I'm coming hame again.
" Here's a health to the sailors
That sail upon the sea ; Let neither my mother nor father ken
That I came here to die.                                so
i" Yestreen the Queen had four Maries, This night she'll hae but three ;
There was Mary Beaton, and Mary Seaton, And Mary Carmichael and me."
" 0 hald your tongue, Mary Hamilton, ss
Let all those words go free ; This night ere ye be hanged
Ye shall gang hame wi' me."
" 0 hald your tongue, Queen Mary, my dame, Let all those words go free ;                          ao
Since I have come to Edinburgh town, It's hanged I shall be ;
For it shall ne'er be said that in your court I was condemned to die."







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