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98 THE KANTIN' LADDIE.
" If I had horse at my command,
As often I had many, I would ride on to the Castle o' Aboyne, is
Wi' a letter to my rantin' laddie."
Down the stair her father came,
And looked proud and saucy; " Who is the man, and what is his name,
That ye ca' your rantin' laddie ? a>
" Is he a lord, or is he a laird,
Or is he but a caddie ? Or is it the young Earl o' Aboyne,
That ye ca' your rantin' laddie ? "
" He is a young and noble lord, as
He never was a caddie; It is the noble Earl o' Aboyne
That I ca' my rantin' laddie."
" Ye shall hae a horse at your command, As ye had often many, so
To go to the Castle o' Aboyne,
Wi' a letter to your rantin' laddie."
" Where will I get a little page,
Where will I get a caddie, That will run quick to bonny Aboyne, ss
Wi' this letter to my rantin' laddie ? "