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26.         Proud Lady Margaret
F AIR Margret was a proud ?adye, The King's cousin was she; Fair Margret was a rich ladye, An' vain as vain cou'd be.
Ae night she sat in her stately ha'
Kaimin' her yellow hair, When in there cam' a gentle Knight,
An' a white scarf he did wear.
in ' O what 's your will wi' me, Sir Knight ?
O what's your will wi' me ? You're the likest to my ae brither
That ever I did see.
' You're the likest to my ae brither
That ever I hae seen ; But he 's buried in Dunfermline kirk
A month an' mair bygane.''
6 I'm the likest to your ae brither That ever ye did see ;
But I canna get rest in my grave, A' for the pride o' thee. no
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