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156
EDOM O' GOKDON.
" Gi up your house, ze fair lady,
Gi up your house to me, Or I will burn zoursel therein,                            35
Bot you and zour babies three."
" I winna gie up, zou fals Gordon,
To nae sik traitor as thee, Tho' zou should burn mysel therein,
Bot and my babies three."                             »
" Set fire to the house," quoth fals Gordon,
" Siri better may nae bee; And I will burn hersel therein,
Bot and her babies three."
"And ein wae worth ze, Jock my man, 45
I paid ze weil zour fee ; "Why pow ze out my ground wa' stane,
Lets in the reek to me ?
"And ein wae worth ze, Jock my man,
For I paid zou weil zour hire;                     so
Why pow ze out my ground wa' stane, To me lets in the fire ?"
" Ye paid me weil my hire, lady,
Ye paid me weil my fee, But now I'm Edom of Gordon's man,              55
Maun either do or die."







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