Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 3 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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392
LAD* MARGARET.
And ye'se be wed to ane o' her serving men, « For ye'se get na mair o' me."
Then up bespak the wylie parrot,
As it sat on the tree ; " Ye lee, ye lee, Lord John," it said,
" Sae loud as I hear ye lee.                                «i
" Ye say it's thirty miles frae your mither's bouer,
Whan it's but barely three ; And she'll ne'er be wed to a serving man,
For she'll be your ain ladie."
****** Monie a lord and fair ladie                                       55
Met Lord John in the closs, But the bonniest face amang them a',
Was hauding Lord John's horse.
Monie a lord and gay ladie
Sat dining in the ha',                                           eo
But the bonniest face that was there,
Was waiting on them a'.
O up bespak Lord John's sister,
A sweet young maid was she: " My brither has brought a bonnie young page,
His like I ne'er did see ;                                      en
But the red flits fast frae his cheek,
And the tear stands in his ee."
But up bespak Lord John's mither,
She spak wi' meikle scorn:                                 re