Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 1 of 8 from 1860 edition

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LOKD DINGWALL. (See p. 152.)
From Buchan's Ancient Ballads and Songs of the North of Scotland, (i. 204.)
We were sisters, sisters seven,
Bowing down, bowing down ; The fairest women under heaven.
And aye the birks a-bowing.
They kiest kevels them amang, Wha wou'd to the grenewood gang.
The kevels they gied thro' the ha',                      s
And on the youngest it did fa'.
Now she must to the grenewood gang, To pu' the nuts in grenewood hang.
She hadna tarried an hour but ane,
Till she met wi' a highlan' groom.                      10
He keeped her sae late and lang,
Till the evening set, and birds they sang.
He ga'e to her at their parting, A chain o' gold, and gay gold ring: