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

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THE LASS OF LOCHROYAN
v
' And wha will build a bonny ship,
And set it on the sea ? For I will go to seek my love,
My ain love Gregory.'
VI
Up then spak her father dear,
A wafu' man was he; ' And I will build a bonny ship,
And set her on the sea.
vrr ' And I will build a bonny ship,
And set her on the sea, And ye sal gae and seek your love,
Your ain love Gregory.'
vnr Then he 's gart build a bonny ship,
And set it on the sea, Wi' four-and-twenty mariners,
To bear her company.
IX O he's gart build a bonny ship,
To sail on the salt sea; The mast was or the beaten gold,
The sails o' cramoisie.
X
The sides were o' the gude stout aik, The deck o' mountain pine,
The anchor o' the silver shene, The ropes o' silken twine.
cramoisie] crimson.
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