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- THE HIREHAN CHIEL.
" But I will go and seek a wife
That weel can please mine ee, And I sail fairly try her love .Before she gang wi me."
He then took off the scarlet coat,                       2s
Bedeck'd wi shinin' gold, And has put on the hireman's coat,
To keip him frae the cold.
He then laid past the studded sword,
That he could bravely draw,                            a>
And he's gone skipping down the stair, Swift as the bird that flaw.
He took a stick into his hand,
Which he could bravely wiel, And he's gane whistling o'er the Ian',                 35
Like a young hireman chiel.
And he gaed up yon high high hill,
And low down i the glen, And there he saw a gay castell,
Wi turrets nine or ten.                                    «
And he has gone on, and farther on,
Till to the yett drew he, And there he saw a lady fair,
That pleas'd the young man's ee.
He went streight to the greave's chamber, <s And with humilitie,
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