Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 3 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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EAEL EICHAKD.
" Away ! away ! you bad woman, For all your vile words grieveth me;
When ye heed so little for yourself, I'm sure ye'll heed far less for me.
" I wish I had drunk your water, sister, iss When that I did drink of your wine;
Since for a carle's fair daughter, It aye gars me dree all this pine."
" May be I am a carle's daughter,
And may be never nane ;                          iw
When ye met me in the good green wood, Why did you not let me alane ?
" Gude e'en, gude e'en, ye heather berries,
As ye're growing on yon hill; If the auld carle and his bags were here, 195
I wot he would get meat his fill.
" Late, late at night I knit our pokes, With even four-and-twenty knots;
And in the morn at breakfast time,
I'll carry the keys of an earl's locks. 200
" Late, late at night I knit our pokes, With even four-and-twenty strings ;
And if you look to my white fingers, They have as many gay gold rings."







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