Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 6 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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"I wadna kiss thee, great Argyle,
I wadna kiss thee fairly, I wadna kiss thee, great Argyle,
Gin you shoudna leave a standing stane in Airly."                                                                  20
He has ta'en her by the middle sae sma', Says, " Lady, where is your drury ? "
" It's up and down by the bonnie burn side, Amang the planting of Airly."
They sought it up, they sought it down,               a
They sought it late and early, And found it in the bonnie balm-tree,
That shines on the bowling-green o' Airly.
He has ta'en her by the left shoulder,
And O but she grat sairly,                                    so
And led her down to yon green bank,
Till he plundered the bonnie house o' Airly.
" 0 it's I hae seven braw sons," she says, " And the youngest ne'er saw his daddie,
And altho' I had as mony mae, ♦                       35
I wad gie them a' to Charlie.
" But gin my good lord had been at hame,
As this night he is wi' Charlie, There durst na a Campbell in a' the west
Hae plundered the bonnie house 0' Airly." «

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