Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 4 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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THE PROVOST'S DOCHTER. See p. 180. Kinloch's Ancient Scottish Ballads, p. 131.
The Provost's dochter went out a walking,
A may's love whiles is easie won; She heard a puir prisoner making his meane,
And she was the fair flow'r o' Northumberland.
" Gif onie ladie wad borrow me                                  a
Out into this prison Strang, I wad make her a ladie o' hie degree,
For I am a gret lard in fair Scotland."
She has dune her to her father's bed-stock,
A may's love whiles is easie won !                            10
She has stown the keys o' monie braw lock, And she has lows'd him out o' prison Strang.
She has dune her to her father's stable,
A may's love whiles is easie wan ! She has tane out a steed, baith swift and able, is
To carry them baith to fair Scotland.







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