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CLXXVIII
I WISH I WERE WHERE HELEN LIES
Curst be the heart that thought
the thought, And curst the hand that fired
the shot, When in my arms burd Helen
dropt, And died to succour me !
0 think na but my heart was sair When my Love dropt down
and spak nae mair !
1  laid her down wi' meikle care On fair Kirconnell lea.
As I went down the water-side, None but my foe to be my guide, None but my foe to be my guide, On fair Kirconnell lea;
I lighted down my sword to
draw, I hacked him in pieces sma', I hacked him in pieces sma', For her sake that died for me.
O Helen fair, beyond compare ! I'll make a garland of thy hair Shall bind my heart for evermair Until the day I die.
O that I were where Helen lies!
Night and day en me she cries;
Out of my bed she bids me rise.
Says,'Haste and come to me!'
0 Helen fair! O Helen chaste! If I were with thee, I were blest, Where thou lies low and takes
thy rest On fair Kirconnell lea.
1  wish my grave were growing
green, A winding-sheet drawn ower
my een, And I in Helen's arms lying, On fair Kirconnell lea. Chambers. From Herd's Collection.
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