Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 3 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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FAIR ANNIE.                          201
So is every lord and gentleman That is in your companie.
" You're welcome, my lady, you're welcome, my lady,
You're welcome home to me ; So is every lady and gentleman                      es
That's in your companie."
" I thank you, my girl, I thank you, my girl,
I thank you heartily ; If I live seven years about this house,
Rewarded you shall be."                             m
She serv'd them up, she serv'd them down, "With the wheat bread and the wine ;
But aye she drank the cauld water, To keep her colour fine.
She serv'd them up, she serv'd them down, With the wheat bread and the beer; «
But aye she drank the cauld water, To keep her colour clear.
When bells were rung and mass was sung, And all were boune for rest,                      so
Fair Annie laid her sons in bed, And a sorrowfu' woman she was.







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