Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 2 of 8 from 1860 edition

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60               -WILLIE AND LAIDT MAISKT.
" Gude forgie you, father," she said, " I wish ye be't for sin;
Sae aft as ye hae dreaded me,
But never found me wrang, my dear, But never found me wrang."                      ra
He turn'd him right and round about, As he'd been gaun awa';
But sae nimbly as he slippet in, Behind a screen sae sma', my dear, Behind a screen sae sma.'                          w
Maisry thinking a' dangers past, She to her love did say;
" Come, love, and take your silent rest, My auld father's away, my dear, My auld father's away ! "                            a>
Then baith lock'd in each other's arms, They fell full fast asleep;
When up it starts her auld father, And stood at their bed feet, my dear, And stood at their bed feet.                        &
" I think I hae the villain now, That my dear son did slay;
But 1 shall be reveng^ on him, Before I see the day, my dear, Before I see the day."                                UJ