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IX. MISCELLANEOUS                          335
No. 348. Near Edinburgh was a young son born.
Tune: Hynde Horn Motherwell's Minstrelsy, No. 13.
Near Edinburgh was a young son born,—
Hey lilelu an' a how low Ian', An' his name it was called young Hynhorn,
An' it's hey down down, deedle airo.
Seven long years he served the king,—
Hey lilelu, &c. And it's a' for the sake of his daughter Jean,—
An' it's hey down, &c.
The king an angry man was he,— He sent young Hynhorn to the sea.
An' on his finger she put a.ring,
[Wi' three shining diamonds set therein.]
When your ring turns pale and wan, Then I'm in love wi' another man.
Upon a day he look'd at his ring, It was as pale as any thing.
He's left the sea, and he's come to the Ian', And there he met an auld beggar man.
1 What news, what news, my auld beggar man, What news, what news by sea or by Ian' ?'
1 Nae news, nae news,' the auld beggar said, 'But the king's daughter Jean is going to be wed.*
1 Cast off, cast off, thy auld beggar weed, An' I'll gie thee my gude grey steed.'