Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 4 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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Lord Beichan courted a lady gay, To heir wi' him his lands sae free,
Ne'er thinking that a lady fair
Was on her way frae Grand Turkie.
For Susie Pye could get na rest,                               iob
Nor day nor nicht could happy be,
Still thinking on the Scottish Lord, Till she was sick and like to dee.
But she has builded a bonnie ship,
Weel mann'd wi' seamen o' hie degree; no And secretly she stept on board,
And bid adieu to her ain countrie.
But whan she cam to the Scottish shore, The bells were ringing sae merrilie;
It was Lord Beichan'.s wedding day,                       us
Wi' a lady fair o' hie degree.
But sic a vessel was never seen;
The very masts were tapp'd wi' gold; Her sails were made o' the satin fine,
Maist beautiful for to behold.                          120
But whan the lady cam on shore,
Attended wi' her pages three, Her shoon were of the beaten gowd,
And she a lady of great beautie.
Then to the skipper she did say,                         125
" Can ye this answer gie to meó Where are Lord Beichan's lands sae braid ?
He surely lives in this countrie." TOL. iv.                   17

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