Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 4 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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20                               HTND HOKN.
0 the ring it was both black and blue,                  «
With a hey UUelu and a how lo Ian ;
And she's either dead, or she's married, And the birk and the brume blooms bonnie.
He's left the seas, and he's come to the land, With a hey lillelu and a how lo Ian ;                     so
And the first he met was an auld beggar man, And the birk and the brume blooms bonnie.
" What news, what news, my silly auld man ?
With a hey lillelu and a how lo Ian ; For it's seven years since I have seen land, m And the birk and the brume blooms bonnie.
"What news, what news, thou auld beggar man ?
With a hey lillelu and a how lo Ian ; What news, what news, by sea or land ?
And the birk and the brume blooms bonnie."
" No news at all," said the auld beggar man, With a hey lillelu and a how lo Ian ;
" But there is a wedding in the King's hall, And the birk and the brume blooms bonnie.
" There is a King's dochter in the West,                 
With a hey lillelu and a how lo Ian ;
And she has been married thir nine nights past, And the birk and the brume blooms bonnie.







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