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FAIK ANNIE. 195
She hang ae napkin at the door,
Another in the ha'; And a' to wipe the trickling tears, as
Sae fast as they did fa'.
And aye she served the lang tables "With white bread and with wine;
And aye she drank the wan water,
To had her colour fine. •»
And aye she served the lang tables, "With white bread and with brown ;
And ay she turn'd her round about, Sae fast the tears fell down.
And he's ta'en down the silk napkin, «
Hung on a silver pin ; And aye he wipes the tear trickling
Adown her cheek and chin.
And aye he turn'd him round about,
And smiled amang his men, m
Says—" Like ye best the old ladye, Or her that's new come hame ? "—
When bells were rung, and mass was sung,
And a' men bound to bed, Lord Thomas and his new-come bride, as
To their chamber they "were gaed.