Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 4 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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Then up bespak the skipper bold,—
For he could speak the Turkish tongue,— wo
" Lord Beichan lives not far away; This is the day of his wedding."
" If ye will guide me to Beichan's yetts, I will ye well reward," said she,—
•Then she and all her pages went,                          iss
A very gallant companie.
When she cam to Lord Beichan's yetts,
She tirl'd gently at the pin; Sae ready was the proud porter
To let the wedding guests come in.                 
" Is this Lord Beichan's house," she says,
" Or is that noble lord within ? " " Yes, he is gane into the hall,
With his brave bride and monie ane."
" Ye'U bid him send me a piece of bread, i«
Bot and a cup of his best wine; And bid him mind the lady's love
That ance did lowse him out o' pyne."
Then in and cam the porter bold,—
I wat he gae three shouts and three,— is>
" The fairest lady stands at your yetts That ever my twa een did see."
Then up bespak the bride's mither,— I wat an angry woman was she,—
" You micht hae excePYEd our bonnie bride, iss Tho' she'd been three times as fair as she."

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