Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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GILDEKOT.
199
Our dadies and our mammies, thay
Were fill'd wi' mickle joy, To think upon the bridal day
'Twixt me and Gilderoy.
For Gilderoy, that luve of mine,                   2=
Gude faith, I freely bought , A wedding sark of holland fine,
Wi' silken flowers wrought; And he gied me a wedding ring,
Which I receiv'd wi' joy ;                          »i
Nae lad nor lassie eir could sing,
Like me and Gilderoy.
Wi' mickle joy we spent our prime,
Till we were baith sixteen, And aft we passed the langsome time, 33
Amang the leaves sae green j Aft on the banks we'd sit us thair,
And sweetly kiss and toy ; Wi' garlands gay wad deck my hair
My handsome Gilderoy.                             «
[0 that he still had been content
Wi' me to lead his life ; But ah, his manfu' heart was bent
To stir in feates of strife : And he in many a venturous deed                 «
His courage bauld wad try,







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