Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 3 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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SIK PATRICK SPENS.
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The first word that Sir Patrick read,
Sae loud loud laughed he ; The neist word that Sir Patrick read,
The tear blindit his e'e.                               *>
" O wha is this has done this deed,
And tauld the king o' me, To send us out at this time of the year,
To sail upon the sea ?
" Be it wind, be it weet, be it hail, be it sleet, Our ship must sail the faem ;                      26
The king's daughter of Noroway, 'Tis we must fetch her hame."
They hoysed their sails on Monenday morn Wi' a' the speed they may ;                         so
They hae landed in Noroway Upon a Wodensday.
They hadna been a week, a week,
In Noroway, but twae, When that the lords o' Noroway                    ss
Began aloud to say :
" Ye Scottishmen spend a' our king's goud,
And a' our queenis fee." " Ye lie, ye lie, ye liars loud !
Fu' loud I hear ye lie!                                m







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