Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 4 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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And when the morning begoud to dawn,             <s
At the prison door alane was she.
She gied the keeper a piece of gowd,
And monie pieces o' white monie, To tak her thro' the bolts and bars;
The lord frae Scotland she lang'd to see; m She saw young Beichan at the stake,
Which made her weep maist bitterlie.
" O hae ye got onie lands," she says,
" Or castles in your ain countrie ? If s what wad ye gie to the ladie fair                     &'
Wha out o' prison wad set you free ? "
" It's I hae houses, and I hae lands,
Wi' monie castles fair to see, And I wad gie a' to that ladie gay,
Wha out o' prison wad set me free."                 so
The keeper syne brak aff his chains, And set Lord Beichan at libertie :
She fill'd his pockets baith wi' gowd, To tak him till his ain countrie.
She took him frae her father's prison,                    ss
And gied to him the best o' wine ; And a brave health she drank to him;
" I wish, Lord Beichan, ye were mine!
" It's seven lang years I'll mak a vow,
And seven lang years I'll keep it true; ro
If ye'll wed wi' na ither woman, It's I will wed na man but you."

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