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

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The nextan town that they cam' tii!7 His heart it grew mair fain,
And he was as deep in love wi' her As she was ower again.
The nextan town that they cam, till. He bought her wedding gown,
And made her lady of ha's and bowers. Into sweet Berwick town.
73.              Lady 'Maisry
T HE young lords o' the north country Have all a-wooing gone, To win the love of Lady Maisry, But o' them she wou'd hae none.
O they hae courted Lady Maisry
Wi' a' kin kind of things ; An' they hae sought her Lady Maisry
Wi' brooches an' wi' rings.
An' they ha' sought her Lady Maisry
Frae father and frae mother ; An' they ha' sought her Lady Maisry Frae sister an' frae brother. 320
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