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

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YOUNG WATERS
XIII
They hae ta'en to the heiding-hill His young son in his craddle;
And they hae ta'en to the heiding-hill His horse but and his saddle.
XIV They hae ta'en to the heiding-hill
His lady fair to see; And for the words the Queen had spoke
Young Waters he did dee.
.          The Queen's Marie
i
M ARIE HAMILTON 's to the kirk gane, Wi' ribbons in her hair; The King thought mair o' Marie Hamilton Than ony that were there.
ii Marie Hamilton's to the kirk gane
Wi' ribbons on her breast; The King thought mair o' Marie Hamilton
Than he listen'd to the priest.
in Marie Hamilton's to the kirk gane,
Wi' gloves upon her hands ; The King thought mair o' Marie Hamilton
Than the Queen and a' her lands.
heiding-hill] beheading mound.
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