Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 3 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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For you maun gang to Edinbruch, And stand afore the nine.
" Ye'll no put on the dowie black,                        35
Nor yet the dowie brown; But ye'll put on the robes o' red,
To sheen thro' Edinbruch town."
" I'll no put on the dowie black,
Nor yet the dowie brown ;                               *>
But I'll put on the robes 0' red,
To sheen thro' Edinbruch town."
As they gaed thro' Edinbruch town,
And down by the Nether-bow, There war monie a lady fair                               «
Siching and crying, " Och how!"
" O weep na mair for me, ladies, Weep na mair for me;                   ,
Yestreen I killed my ain bairn,
The day I deserve to dee.                                sa
" What need ye hech! and how! ladies,
What need ye how 1 for me ; Ye never saw grace at a graceless face,
Queen Mary has nane to gie."
" Gae forward, gae forward," the Queen she said, " Gae forward, that ye may see ;                           «
84. Anciently the supreme criminal court of Scotland was composed of nine members, viz. the Justiciar, or Justice Gen-eral, and his eight Deputes. Kisloch.

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