Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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Translated in Jamieson's Popular Ballads, ii. 103, from Syv's Kjcempe Viser. See another copy in Nyerup's Danske Viser, iv. 59.
The reivers they wad a stealing gang,
To steal sae far frae hame; And stown ha'e they the king's daughter,
Fair Annie hight by name.
They've carried her into fremmit lands,           t
To a duke's son of high degree;
And he has gie'n for Fair Annie Mickle goud and white money.
And eight lang years o' love sae leal
Had past atween them twae;                       io
And now a bonny bairntime O' seven fair sons had they.
That lord he was of Meckelborg land, Of princely blood and stemme;
And for his worth and curtesy                        u
That lord a king became.

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