Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 3 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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216                                 BTJRD ELLEN.
[" 0 I shall eat the good white meal, And your horse shall eat the corn ;]
I ay sail bless the happy hour That ever my love was born."
0 four and twenty gay ladies                              as
Welcom'd lord John to the ha',
But a fairer lady than them a' Led his horse to the stable sta.'
0 four and twenty gay ladies
Welcom'd lord John to the green:              ro
But a fairer lady than them a'
At the manger stood alane.
When bells were rung, and mass was sung,
And a' men boun to meat, Burd Ellen was at the bye-table                       re
Amang the pages set.
" O eat and drink, my bonny boy, The white bread and the beer."
" The never a bit can I eat or drink,
My heart's sae fu' o' fear."                              so
" O eat and drink, my bonny boy, The white bread and the wine."
62, 63, according to Jamieson, the same as vv. 54, 56, but here formed on their model, from 67, 68.