Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 1 of 8 from 1860 edition

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But she had nae these words well spoke, Nor yet these words well said,
Till Cow-me-doo flew frae the tower,
And lighted on her head.                             20
Then she has brought this pretty bird Hame to her bowers and ha';
And made him shine as fair a bird As ony o' them a'.
When day was gane, and night was come, a
About the evening tide, This lady spied a sprightly youth
Stand straight up by her side.
" From whence came ye, young man ? " she said, " That does surprise me sair;                        so
My door was bolted right secure; What way ha'e ye come here ? "
" O had your tongue, ye lady fair, Lat a' your folly be ; Mind ye not on your turtle doo                      w
Last day ye brought wi' thee ? "
" O tell me mair, young man," she said, " This does surprise me now; What country ha'e ye come frae ? ■ What pedigree are you ? "                          «