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A Selection Of The Best English Lyric Ballads Chosen & Edited by Arthur Quiller-Couch

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KING ORFEO
IX
6 Noo come ye in inti wir ha', An come ye in among wis a'.'
x
Now he's gaen in inta der ha', An he 's gaen in among dem a'.
XI
Dan he took out his pipes to play, Bit sair his hert wi dol an wae.
XII
An first he played da notes o noy, An dan he played da notes o joy.
XIII
An dan he played da god gabber reei, Dat meicht ha made a sick hert hale.
xiv
' Noo tell to us what ye will hae : What sail we gie you for your play ? '
xv ' What I will hae I will you tell, An dat's me Lady Isabel.'
XVI
' Yees tak your lady, an yees gaeng hame, An yees be king ower a' your ain.'
XVII
He 's taen his lady, an he's gaen hame, An noo he 's king ower a' his ain.
wir] our.          wis] us.
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