Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 2 of 8 from 1860 edition

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From Jamieson's Popular BaUads and Songs, i. 91. The copy in the TMstU of Scotland, p. 31, is the same.
Glenkindie was ance a harper gude,
He harped to the king; And Glenkindie was ance the best harper
That ever harp'd on a string.
He'd harpit a fish out o' saut water,               s
Or water out o' a stane; Or milk out o' a maiden's breast,
That bairn had never nane.
He's taen his harp intil his hand,
He harpit and he sang;                              10
And ay as he harpit to the king, To baud him unthought lang.
5-8. These feats are all but equalled by the musician in the Swedish and Danish Harpans Kraft.
" He harped the bark from every tree, And he harped the young from folk and from fee.
" He harped the hind from the wild-wood home, He harped the bairn from its mother's womb."
Aewidsson, No. 149.
" Villemand takes his harp in his hand, He goes down by the water to stand.
" He struck the harp with his hand, And the fish leapt out upon the strand."
Geundtvig, No. 40.