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18(f THE BONNIE HOUSE OF AIRLY.
THE BONNIE HOUSE OF AIRLY.
From Sharpe's Ballad Boole,'p. 69.
It fell on a day, and a bonny simmer day,
When green grew aits and barley, That there fell out a greet dispute
Between Argyll and Airlie.
Argyll has raised an hunder men,                          s
An hunder harness'd rarely, And he's awa' by the back of Dunkell,
To plunder the castle of Airlie.
Lady Ogilvie looks o'er her bower window, And O but she looks weary !                              10
And there she spy'd the great Argyll,
Come to plunder the bonny house of Airlie.
" Come down, come down, my Lady Ogilvie,
Come down, and kiss me fairly : " "01 winna kiss the fause Argyll,                         is
If he shouldna leave a standing stane in Airlie."
lie hath taken her by the left shoulder, Says, " Dame where lies thy dowry ? "
" O it's east and west yon water side,
And it's down by the banks of the Airlie." «







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