Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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From recitation, in Kinloch's Ancient Scottish Bal­lads, p. 174. Other copies are printed in Buchan's Ballads of the North of Scotland, ii. 155, (Donald of the Isles,') Sharpe's Ballad Book, p. 40, (and Cham­bers's Popular Rhymes, p. 27,) Smith's Scottish Min­strel, iv. 78.
The Lawland lads think they are fine, But the hieland lads are brisk and gaucy;
And they are awa near Glasgow toun, To steal awa a bonnie lassie.
" I wad gie my gude brown steed,                      s
And sae wad I my gude grey naigie,
That I war fifty miles frae the toun,
And nane wi' me but my bonnie Peggy."
But up then spak the auld gudman,
And vow but he spak wondrous saucie;— ">
" Ye may steal awa our cows and ewes, But ye sanna get our bonnie lassie."

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