Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 7 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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giqht's' lady.
Then out it speaks the king again,
Vow, but he spake bonny! " If ye'll tell down ten thousand crowns,
Ye'll buy the life o' Geordie."                         120
She spread her mantle on the ground,
Dear, but she spread it bonny! Some gae her crowns, some ducadoons,
And some gae dollars mony. Then she tauld down ten thousand crowns, 125
" Put on your hat, my Geordie."
Then out it speaks Lord Montague,
Wae be to his body! " I wisht that Gight wanted the head;
I might enjoy'd his lady."                                    iao
Out it speaks the lady hersell,
" Ye need ne'er wish my body; O ill befa' your wizzen'd snout!
Wou'd ye compare wi' Geordie ? "
When she was in her saddle set,                           ias
Riding the leys sae bonny, The fiddle and fleet play'd ne'er sae sweet,
As she behind her Geordie.
" O Geordie, Geordie, I love you well, Nae jealousie cou'd move me;                          1*
The birds in air, that fly in pairs, Can witness how I love you.
" Ye'll call for one, the best 0' clerks, Ye'll call him soon and shortly;