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302 YOUNG WATERS.
He turn'd him right and round about,
And to the queen said he,— " Who is the bravest man, my dame,
That ever your een did see ? "
" I've seen lairds, and I've seen lords, *?
And knights o' high degree; But a braver man than young Waters
My e'en did never see."
He turn'd him right and roun' about,
And ane angry man was he ; a<
" O wae to you, my dame, the queen ;
Ye might ha'e excepted me I "
" Ye are nae laird, ye are nae lord, Ye are the king that wears the crown;
There's nae a lord in fair Scotland, se
But unto you maun a' bow down."
" O lady, for your love choicing,
Ye shall win to your will; The morn, or I eat or drink,
Young Waters I'll gar kill." w
And nevertheless, the king cou'd say,
" Ye might ha'e excepted me; Yea for yea," the king cou'd say,
" Young Waters he shall die.
" Likewise for your ill-wyled words 43
Ye sail ha'e cause to mourn ; Gin ye hadna been sae big wi' child,
Ye on a hill su'd burn."