Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 5 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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400 ROSE THE RED AND WHITE LILLIE.
" If a' be true that ye ha'e said,
And tauld just now to me; Ye're welcome, welcome, every one,
Your master I will be.                                           100
" Now ye shall eat as I do eat,
And lye as I do lye; Ye salna wear nae waur claithing
Nor my young men and I."
Then they went to a ruinous house,                     las
And there they enter'd in; And Nicholas fed wi' Robin Hood,
And Roger wi' little John.
But it fell ance upon a day,
They were at the putting-stane;                       no
Whan Rose the Red she view'd them a',
As they stood on the green.
She hit the stane then wi' her foot,
And kep'd it wi' her knee ; And spaces three aboon them a',                          in
I wyte she gaiM it flee.
She sat her back then to a tree,
And ga'e a loud Ohon ! A lad spak in the companie,
" I hear a woman's moan."                                  120
" How know you that, young man," she said,
" How know you that o' me ? Did e'er ye see me in that place
A'e foot my ground to flee ?







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