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

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THE QUEEN'S MARIE
xv But little wist Marie Hamilton,
When she rade on the brown, That she was gaen to Edinburgh town,
And a' to be put down.
XVI
' Why weep ye sae, ye burgess wives,
Why look ye sae on me ? O I am going to Edinburgh town,
A rich wedding to see.'
XVII
When she gaed up the tolbooth stairs, The corks frae her heels did flee;
And lang or e'er she cam down again, She was condemn'd to die.
XVIII
When she cam to the Netherbow port, She laugh'd loud laughters three;
But when she came to the gallows foot The tears blinded her e'e.
XIX
' Yestreen the Queen had four Maries, The night she'll hae but three;
There was Marie Seaton, and Marie Beaton, And Marie Carmichael, and me.
XX
lO often have I dress'd my Queen,
And put gowd upon her hair; But now I've gotten for my reward
The gallows to be my share. 372
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