Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 4 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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BONNT BABT LIVINGSTON.
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Whan they cam to Glenlyon castle,
They lighted at the yett; And out they cam, his three sisters,
Their brother for to greet.
And they have taen her, bonny Baby,                 «s
And led her o'er the green; And ilka lady spak a word,
But bonny Baby spake nane.
Then out it spak her, bonny Jane,
The youngest o' the three :                                  ro
" 0 lady, why look ye sae sad ? Come tell your grief to me."
* 0 wharefore should I tell my grief,
Since lax I canna find ? I'm far frae a' my kin and friends,                        re
And my love I left behind.
" But had I paper, pen, and ink,
Afore that it were day, I yet might get a letter wrate,
And sent to Johnie Hay.                                      eo
" And gin I had a bonny boy,
To help me in my need, That he might rin to bonny Dundee,
And come again wi' speed !"                                                        0







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