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

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PROUD LADY MARGARET
VI
i Leave pride, Margret, leave pride, Margret,
Leave pride an' vanity; Cou'd ye see the sights that I hae seen
Sair warned ye wou'd be.
VII
' For the wee worms are my bedfellows,
An' cauld clay is my sheets, An' when the stormy winds do blow
My body lies and sleeps.
VIII
' O ye come in at the kirk-door Wi' the red gowd on your crown ;
But when you come where I have been. You'll wear it laigher down.
IX
' O ye come in at the kirk-door Wi' the gowd prins i' your sleeve,
But when you come where I have been Ye maun gie them a' their leave.
x
' Leave pride, Margret, leave pride Margret,
Leave pride an' vanity ; Ere ye see the sights that I hae seen,
Sair alter'd ye maun be.'
XI
He got her in her stately ha',
Kaimin' her yellow hair ; He left her on her sick, sick bed
Mournin' her sins sae sair.
laigher] lower.          prins] pins.
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