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

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               Hynd Horn
H YND Horn's bound, love, and Hynd Horn's free, With a hey lillelu and a honv lo Ian ; Where was ye born, or in what countrie ? And the birk and the broom bloivs bonnie.
II ' In good greenwood, there I was born, And all my forbears me beforn.
ill ' O seven long years I served the King, And as for wages I never gat nane;
' But ae sight o' his ae daughter. And that was thro' an auger-bore.'
v Seven long years lie served the King, And it's a' for the sake of his daughter Jean,
The King an angry man was he;
He sent young Hynd Horn to the sea.
He's gi'en his luve a silver wand
Wi' seven silver laverocks sittin' thereon.
She 's gi'en to him a gay gold ring Wi' seven bright diamonds set therein.
laverocks] larks. 142
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