Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 2 of 8 from 1860 edition

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And they hae sought her, lady Maisry, Frae father and frae mither;                     10
And they hae sought her, lady Maisry, Frae sister and frae brither.
And they hae follow'd her, lady Maisry, Thro' chamber, and through ha';
But a' that they could say to her,                 u
Her answer still was " Na."
" 0 haud your tongues, young men," she said,
" And think nae mair on me ; For I've gi'en my love to an English lord,
Sae think nae mair on me."                        20
Her father's kitchey-boy heard that,
(An ill death mot he die !) And he is in to her brother,
As fast as gang cou'd he.
" O is my father and my mother weel, a
But and my brothers three ? Gin my sister lady Maisry be weel,
There's naething can ail me."
" Your father and your mother is weel, But and your brothers three ;                     ao
Your sister, lady Maisry's, weel, Sae big wi' bairn is she."
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