Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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CHORUS. Re content, be content,
Be content to stay, lady, For'ye are my wedded wife
Unto my dying day, lady.
" My father is Rob Roy called,
M'Gregor is his name, lady, In all the country where he dwells,                       
He does succeed the fame, lady.
" My father he has cows and ewes,
And goats he has eneuch, lady, And you, and twenty thousand merks,
Will make me a man complete, lady."               40
From Maidment's Nortii Countrie Garland, p. 40.
" This ballad is probably much more than a cen­tury old, though the circumstances which have given rise to it were fortunately too common to preclude the possibility of its being of a later date. Although evi­dently founded on fact, the editor has not hitherto discovered the particular circumstances out of which it has originated."
Four and twenty Highland men
Came a' from Carrie side, To steal awa' Eppie Morrie,
'Cause she would not be a bride.

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