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

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THE DUKE OF GORDON'S DAUGHTER
XXV
'Then hoist up your sail,' says the Captain, ' And we'll hie back owre the sea;
And I'll gae to bonny Castle Gordon, There my dear Jeanie to see.'
XXVI
He came to bonny Castle Gordon, And upon the green stood he :
The porter out with a loud loud shout, 'Here comes our Captain Ogilvie !'
XXVII
' You're welcome, pretty Captain Ogilvie, Your fortune 's advanced, I hear;
No stranger can come to my castle That I do love so dear.'
XXVIII
' Put up your hat, Duke of Gordon ;
Let it fa' not from your head. It never set the noble Duke of Gordon
To bow to a single soldier lad.
XXIX
' Sir, the last time I was at your Castle,
You would not let me in ; Now I'm come for my wife and children5
No friendship else I claim.'
XXX
Down the stair Lady Jean came tripping,
With the saut tear in her e'e; She had a babe in every arm,
And another at her knee.
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