Studies In Folk-song And Popular Poetry

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ENGLISH AND SCOTTISH BALLADS.
" And whatten penance will ye drie for that, Edward, Edward ? And whatten penance will ye drie for that, My deir son ? Now tell naee, O." " I '11 set my feit in yonder boat, Mither, mither. I '11 set my feit in yonder boat,
And I '11 fare ovir the sea, O."
" And what will you doe wi' your towirs and your ha', Edward, Edward ? And what will you doe wi' your towirs and your ha', That were sae fair and free, O ? " " I '11 let them stand tul they down fa', Mither, mither. I '11 let them stand tul they down fa',
For here nevir mair maun I bee, O."
" And what wul ye leave to your bairns and your wife, Edward, Edward ? And what wul ye leave to your bairns and your wife, When ye gang ovir the sea, O ? " " The warlde's room, late them beg thrae life, Mither, mither. The warlde's room, late them bag thrae life, For them nevir mair wul I see, O."
" And what wul ye leave to your ain mither, deir, Edward, Edward ? And what wul ye leave to your ain mither, deir, My deir son ? Now tell mee, O." "The curse of hell frae me sail ye beir, Mither, mither.
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