Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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BOOK IY.
KING MALCOLM AND SIR COLVIN. See p. 173.
From Buchan's Ballads of the North of Scotland, ii. 6.
There ance liv'd a king in fair Scotland, King Malcolm called by name;
Whom ancient history gives record, For valour, worth, and fame.
And it fell ance upon a day,
The king sat down to dine ; And then he miss'd a favourite knight,
Whose name was Sir Colvin.
But out it speaks another knight,
Ane o' Sir Colvin's kin; " He's lyin' in bed, right sick in love,
All for your daughter Jean."
" O waes me," said the royal king,
" I'm sorry for the same; She maun take bread and wine sae red,
Give it to Sir Colvin."







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