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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
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' If I gang a step for Childe Vyet, For Lord Ingram I'll gang three;
All for the honour that he paid At Mary Kirk to me.'
f 2.                   Fair Janet
i
YE maun gang to your father, Janet, Ye maun gang to him sune ;
Ye maun gang to your father, Janet, In case that his days are dune.'
ii Janet's awa' to her father
As fast as she could hie: ' O what's your will wi' me, father ?
O what's your will wi' me ?' in 'My will wi' you, Fair Janet,' he said,
' It is both bed and board ; Some say that ye love Sweet Willie,
But ye maun wed a French lord.'
IV
Janet 's awa to her chamber
As fast as she could go ; Wha 's the first ane that tapped there,
But Sweet Willie her jo ?
v ' O we maun part this love, Willie,
That has been lang between ; There 's a French lord coming o'er the sea To wed me wi' a ring.' jo] sweetheart.
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