Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 2 of 8 from 1860 edition

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FAIR ANNIE OF LOCHEOTAN.               99
any copy heretofore published. It was first written down many years ago, with no view towards being committed to the press; and is now given from the copy then taken, with the addition only of stanzas twenty-two and twenty-three, which the editor has in­serted from memory." Popular Ballads, i. 86.
" Loehryan is a beautiful, though somewhat wild and secluded bay, which projects from the Irish Channel into Wigtonshire, having the little seaport of Stran­raer situated at its bottom. Along its coast, which is in some places high and rocky, there are many ruins of such castles as that described in the ballad." Cham-bees.
" O wha will shoe my fair foot,
And wha will glove my han' ? And wha will lace my middle jimp
Wi' a new-made London ban' ?
" Or wha will kemb my yellow hair              6
Wi' a new-made silver kemb ? Or wha'll be father to my young bairn,
Till love Gregor come hame ? "
" Your father'll shoe your fair foot,
Your mother glove your han';                   w
Your sister lace your middle jimp Wi' a new-made London ban';