Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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From Buchan's Ballads of the Norih of Scotland, ii. 268.
" Hynd Horn fair, and Hynd Horn free, 0 where were you born, in what countrie ? " " In gude greenwood, there I was born, And all my forbears me beforn.
" O seven years I served the king,                     «
And as for wages, I never gat nane ; But ae sight o' his ae daughter,
- And that was thro' an augre bore.
" My love gae me a siller wand,
'Twas to rule ower a' Scotland;                         io
And she gae me a gay gowd ring,
The virtue o't was above a' thing."
" As lang^ this ring it keeps the hue,
Ye'll know I am a lover true ;
But when the ring turns pale and wan,            u
Ye'll know I love another man."

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