Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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From Herd's Scottish Songs, ii. 50. A longer ver­sion, from Buchan's larger collection, is in the Ap­pendix. Mr. Chambers, assuming that the foregoing ballad of Lizie Lindsay was originally the same as Lizie Baillie, has made out of various copies of both one story in two parts: The Scottish Ballads, p. 158. Smith has somewhat altered the language of this bal­lad : Scottish Minstrel, iv. 90.
Lizae Baillie's to Gartartan gane,
To see her sister Jean ; And there she's met wi' Duncan Gramme,
And he's convoy'd her hame.
" My bonny Lizae Baillie,                                   s
I'll row ye in my plaidie, And ye maun gang alang wi' me,
And be a Highland lady."
" I'm sure they wadna ca' me wise,
Gin I wad gang wi' you, Sir;                        io
For I can neither card nor spin, Nor yet milk ewe or cow, Sir."

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