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THE OUTLAW MURRAY
Tnen spake the Earl hight Hamilton,
And to the noble King said he, ' My sovereign prince, some counsel take,
First at your nobles, syne at me.
' I rede ye, send yon braw Outlaw till, And see gif your man come will he:
Desire him come and be your man, And hold of you yon forest free.
' Gif he refuses to do that,
We'll conquess baith his lands and he I Or else we'll throw his castle down.
And mak' a widow o' his gay ladye.'
The King call'd on a gentleman,
James Boyd (the Earl of Arran his brother was When James he came before the King,
He kneel'd before him on his knee.
' Welcome, James Boyd I ' said our noble King, ' A message ye maun gang for me ;
Ye maun hie to Ettrick Forest,
To yon Outlaw, where dwelleth he.
' Ask him of whom he holds his lands,
Or man wha may his master be, And desire him come and be my man,
And hold of me yon forest free.