Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 1 of 8 from 1860 edition

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From Buchan's Ballads of the North of Scotland, (i. 227.)
" There is a fashion in this land, And even come to this country, That every lady should meet her lord, When he is newly come frae sea:
" Some Wi' hawks, and some wi' hounds,              «
And other some wi' gay monie; But I will gae myself alone,
And set his young son on his knee."
She's ta'en her young son in her arms, And nimbly walk'd by yon sea strand ; *
And there she sp/d her father's ship, As she was sailing to dry land.
" Where hae ye put my ain gude lord, This day he stays sae far frae me ? "
" If ye be wanting your ain gude lord,                «
A sight o' him ye'll never see."