Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 5 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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396 EOSE THE KED AND WHITE LILLIE.
His daughter he buried in gude church-yard, ios
All in a mournful mood; And brought-the boy to church that day,
And christen'd him Robin Hood.
This boy was bred in the earl's ha',
Till he became a man ;                                        no
But loved to hunt in gude green wood
To raise his noble fame.
ROSE THE RED AND WHITE LILLIE.
From Buchan's Ballads of the North of Scotland, i. 67. See p. 173.
Now word is gane thro' a' the land,
Gude seal that it sae spread! To Rose the Red and White Lillie,
Their mither dear was dead.
Their father's married a bauld woman,                   s
And brought her ower the sea; Twa sprightly youths, her ain young sons,
Intill her companie.
They fix'd their eyes on those ladies,
On shipboard as they stood,                                  10
And sware, if ever they wan to land, These ladies they wou'd wed.







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