Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 4 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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ber door, commanding the guard to wait there, and conveyed him to a window, from which he escaped by a long cord. This is the story as related in The His­toric of King James the Sext, quoted by Scott
I will sing, if ye will hearken,
If ye will hearken unto me; The king has ta'en a poor prisoner,
The wanton laird o' young Logie.
Young Logie's laid in Edinburgh chapel, « CarmichaePs the keeper o' the key;
And May Margarets lamenting sair, A' for the love of young Logie.
May Margaret sits in the queen's bouir,
Knicking her fingers ane by ane,                  w
Cursing the day that she e'er was born, Or that she e'er heard o' Logie's name.
" Lament, lament na, May Margaret, And of your weeping let me be;
For ye maun to the king himsell,                      »
To seek the life o' young Logie."
May Margaret has kilted her green cleiding, And she has curl'd back her yellow hair,—
v. 9-12. This stanza was obtained by Motherwell from recitation.

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