Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 4 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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36
CATHERINE JOHNSTONE.
They rose all to honour him,
For he was of high renown; They rose all for to welcome him,
And bade him to sit down.
O meikle was the good red wine                    *s
In silver cups did flow; But aye she drank to Lamington, , For with him would she go.
O meikle was the good red wine
In silver cups gaed round ;                         *>
At length they began to whisper words, . None could them understand.
" 0 came ye here for sport, young man,
Or came ye here for play ? Or came ye for our bonnie bride,                   «
On this her wedding day ? "
" I came not here for sport," he said,
" Neither did I for play ; But for one word o' your bonnie bride,
I'll mount and go away."                             w
They set her maids behind her,
To hear what they would say ; But the first question he ask'd at her
Was always answered nay; The next question he ask'd at her                  &?
Was, "Mount and come away?"







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