Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 2 of 8 from 1860 edition

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And "Willie swore a great great oath,
And he swore by the thorn,                        so
That she was as free o' a child that night, As the night that she was born.
0 up an' spak the brisk bridegroom, And he spak up wi' pride,
" Gin I should lay my gloves in pawn, 95 I will dance wi' the bride."
" Now haud your tongue, my lord," she said " Wi' dancing let me be,
1 am sae thin in flesh and blude,
Sma' dancing will serve me."                     100
But she's ta'en Willie by the hand,
The tear blinded her ee ; " But I wad dance wi' my true love,
But bursts my heart in three."
She's ta'en her bracelet frae her arm, m
Her garter frae her knee, " Gie that, gie that, to my young son;
He'll ne'er his mother see."
93. Sic Herd. Finlay, then sweet Willie. 87. Sic Herd. Finlay, Willie, she said.