Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 1 of 8 from 1860 edition

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116                   THE TOUKG TAMLAKE.
Janet has kilted her green kirtle,
A little abune her knee ; And she has braided her yellow hair,
A little abune her bree.                                 
And when she came to Carterhaugh,
She gaed beside the well; And there she fand his steed standing,
But away was himsell.
She hadna pu'd a red red rose,                         25
A rose but barely three ; Till up and starts a wee wee man,
At lady Janet's knee.
Says — " Why pu' ye the rose, Janet ?
What gars ye break the tree ?                      30
Or why come ye to Carterhaugh,
Withouten leave 0' me ?" —
Says — " Carterhaugh it is mine ain;
My daddie gave it me; I'll come and gang to Carterhaugh,                &
And ask nae leave o' thee."
He's ta'en her by the milk-white hand, Among the leaves sae green ;
And what they did, I cannot tell —
The green leaves were between.                 *