Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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THE HEIR OP LINNE.
For but I reward thy bounteous heart, I-wis, good fellowe, I were to blame."              120
" Now welladay!" sayth Joan o' the Scales ;
" Now welladay, and woe is my life ! Yesterday I was lady of Linne,
Now Ime but John o' the Scales his wife." '*
" Now fare thee well," sayd the heire of Linne, " Farewell now, John o' the Scales," said hee:
" Christs curse light on mee, if ever again I bring my lands in jeopardy."
THE HEIR OF LINNE.
From Scottish Traditional Versions of Ancient Ballads, p. 30, Percy Society, vol. xvii.
The bonny heir, and the weel-faurM heir,
And the wearie heir 0' Linne, Yonder he stands at his father's yetts,
An naebody bids him come in.
0 see for he gangs, an' see for he stands,              s
The wearie heir o' Linne ; 0 see for he stands on the cauld casey,
And nae an' bids him come in.
But if he had been his father's heir,
Or yet the heir o' Linne,                                    M







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