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

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LORD INGRAM AND CHILDE VYET
XII
There was no groom in that castle
But got a gown of green j And all was blithe, and all was glad,
But Lady Maisry was neen.
XIII
There was no cook in that kitchen
But got a gown of grey; And all was blithe, and all was glad,
But Lady Maisry was wae.
XIV
O sweetly play'd the merry organs
Within her mother's bower; But dumb stood Lady Maisry,
And let the tears down pour.
xv O sweetly play'd the harp so fine
Within her father's hall; But still stood Lady Maisry,
And let the tears down fall.
XVI
'Tween Mary Kirk and the castle Was all spread o'er with gari,
To keep Lady Maisry and her maidens From tramping on the marl.
XVII
From Mary Kirk to the castle
Was spread a cloth of gold, To keep Lady Maisry and her maidens
From treading upon the mould.
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