Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 7 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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86                  PROUD LADY MARGARET.
" And round about a' thae castles,
You may baith plow and saw, And on the fifteenth day of May
The meadows they will maw."
" 0 hald your tongue, Lady Margaret," he said, " For loud I hear you lie !                                       «
Your father was lord of nine castles, Your mother was lady of three ;
Your father was lord of nine castles,
But ye fa' heir to but three.                                    »>
" And round about a' thae castles,
You may baith plow and saw, But on the fifteenth day of May
The meadows will not maw.
" I am your brother Willie," he said,                      w
" I trow ye ken na me ; I came to humble your haughty heart,
Has gar'd sae mony die."
" If ye be my brother Willie," she said ;
" As I trow weel ye be,                                            re
This night 111 neither eat nor drink,
But gae alang wi' thee."
" O hald your tongue, Lady Margaret," he said, " Again I hear you lie ;







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