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

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YOUNG JOHN
VII
She's kilted up her claithing fine,
And after him gaed she; But aye he said, ' Ye'li turn again,
Nae farther gang wi' me.'
VIII
' But again, dear love, and again, dear love.
Will ye ne'er love me again ? Alas, for loving you sae we'll,
And you nae me again! '
IX
The firstan town that they cam' till, He bought her brooch and ring;
And aye he bade her turn again, And nae farther gang wi' him.
x
' But again, dear love, and again, dear love,
Will ye ne'er love me again ? Alas, for loving you sae well,
And you nae me again ! '
XI
The nextan town that they cam' till, He bought her muff and gloves;
But aye he bade her turn again, And choose some other loves.
XII
' But again, dear love, and again, dear love,
Will ye ne'er love me again ? Alas, for loving you sae well,
And you nae me again !'
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