Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 4 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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CHIL ETHER.
Then she's ta'en ship, awa' to sail,
Out ower the roaring faem ; A' for to find him, Chil Ether,
And for to bring him hame.
She hadna sail'd the sea a month,                            st
A month but barely three, Until she landit on Ciper's shore,
By the meen-licht sae lie.
Lady Maisry did on her green mantle,
Took her purse in her hand,                                  a>
And call'd to her her mariners, Syne walk'd up thro' the land.
She walked up, sae did she down,
Till she came till castell high; There she sat down on the door stane,                   sa
And weepit bitterlie.
Then out it spake a sweet, sweet voice,
Out ower the castell wa', " Now isna that Lady Maisry
That makes sic a dolefu' fa' ?                                *>
" But gin that be Lady Maisry,
Lat her make mirth and glee; For I'm her brother, Chil Ether,
That loves her tenderlie.
" But gin that be Lady Maisry,                                «
Lat her take purse in hand; And gang to yonder castell wa',
They call it Gorinand.