Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 6 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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LOUDOUN CASTLE.
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" It's fause now fa' thee, Jock my man ,
Thou might a let me be; Yon man has lifted the pavement stone,
An' let in the loun to me."                                          so
" Seven years I served thee, fair ladie,
You gave me meat and fee; But now I am Adam o' Gordon's man,
An' maun either do it or die."
" Come down, come down, my Lady Loudoun, as
Come thou down unto me; 111 wrap thee on a feather bed,
Thy warrand I shall be."
" I'll no come down, I'll no come down,
For neither laird nor loun,                                  30
Nor yet for any bloody butcher That lives in Altringham town.
" I would give the black," she says,
" And so would I the brown, If that Thomas, my only son,                                  35
Could charge to me a gun."
Out then spake the Lady Margaret,
As she stood on the stair, The fire was at her goud garters,
The lowe was at her hair.                                   *>
" I would give the black," she says, " And so would I the brown,
26. down thou.