Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 4 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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;THE GARDENER
Feom Kinloch's Ancient Scottish Ballads, p. 74. The last stanza but one is found in the preceding ballad. Another copy is given by Buchan, Ballads of the North of Scotland, ii. 187.
The gard'ner stands in his bouer door,
Wi' a primrose in his hand, And bye there cam a leal maiden,
As jimp as a willow wand ; And bye there cam a leal maiden,
As jimp as a willow wand.
" 0 ladie can ye fancy me,                               »
For to be my bride; Ye'se get a' the flowers in my garden,
To be to you a weed.
" The lily white sail be your smock ;
It becomes your body best;                        *>
Your head sail be buskt wi' gclly-flower,
Wi' the primrose in your breist.







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