Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 4 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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Or have you seen a gay lady Following a Gipsy laddie 0 ? "
He rode all the summer's night,
And part of the next morning O;                    70
At length he espied his own wedded wife,
She was cold, wet, and weary O.
The leddy sabbed, the leddy cried, And wrung her hands sae sadly 0;
And aye her moan was to the Earl,                      75
To spare her Gipsy laddie O.
" Why did you leave your houses and lands, Or why did you leave your money ,0,
Or why did you leave your own wedded lord, To follow the Gipsy laddie O ? "                       so
" 0 what care I for houses and lands,
Or what care I for money O ? So as I have brew'd, so I will drink,
So fare you well, my honey O."
They marched them to the gallows tree,              as
Whilst the Earl stood at the window O;
And aye the smile was on his lip, As he thocht on the Gipsy laddie O.
There were seven Gipsies in a gang,
They were so brisk and bonny O,                     90
And they're to be hang'd all in a row,
For the Earl o' Castle's leddy O.

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