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LIZIE BAIL LIE.
" I winna gang alang wi' you;
Indeed I maun confess, I can neither milk cow nor ewe,
Nor yet can I speak Earse."
" O never fear, Lizie," he said,
" If ye will gang wi' me, All that is into my place,
Can speak as gude Scotch as thee.
" But for a time we now maun part;
I hinna time to tarry ; Next when we twa meet again,
Will be in Castlecarry."
When Lizie tarried out her time,
Unto her father's came, The very first night she arrived,
Wha comes but Duncan Graeme.
Says, " Bonny Lizie Baillie, A gude deed mat ye die ;
Altho' to me ye brake your tryst, Now I am come for thee."
" O stay at hame," her father said, " Your mither cannot want thee;
And gin ye gang awa' this night, We'll hae a Killycrankie."
" My bonny Lizie Baillie, O come to me without delay;
O wou'd ye hae sae little wit, As mind what odd folks wad say ?