Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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CHIL ETHER.
From Buchan's Ballads of the North of Scotland, ii. 228.
Chil Ether and Lady Maisry
Were baith born at ae birth ; They lov'd each other tenderlie,
Boon every thing on earth.
" They ley likes na the summer shower,                «
Nor girse the mornin' dew, Better, dear Lady Maisry,
Than Chil Ether loves you."
" The bonny doo likes na its mate,
Nor babe at breast its mither,                             10
Better, my dearest Chil Ether,
Than Maisry loves her brither."
But he needs gae to gain renown,
Into some far countrie; And Chil Ether has gaen abroad,                           is
To fight in Paynimie.
And he has been in Paynimie
A twalvemonth and a day; But never nae tidings did there come,
Of his welfare to say.                                             20







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