Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 1 of 8 from 1860 edition

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" I might hae had a king's daughter, Far, far beyond the sea ; I might have had a king's daughter,                   is
Had it not been for love o' thee."—
" If ye might have had a king's daughter,. Yer sell ye had to blame; Ye might have taken the king's daughter, For ye kend that I was nane."—                   a>
" 0 faulse are the vows of womankind, But fair is their faulse bodie ; I never wad hae trodden on Irish ground, Had it not been for love o' thee."—
" If I was to leave my husband dear,                    25
And my two babes also, 0 what have you to take me to, If with you I should go ? "—
" I hae seven ships upon the sea,
The eighth brought me to land ;                      so
With four-and-twenty bold mariners, And music on every hand."
She has taken up her two little babes, Kiss'd them baith cheek and chin ; " 0 fair ye weel, my ain two babes,                       «
For I'll never see you again."