Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 2 of 8 from 1860 edition

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150               WILLIAM AND MARJORIE.
" Have ye brought me any scarlets sae red,
Or any of the silks sae fine ; Or have ye brought me any precious things, u
That merchants have for sale ? "
" I have not brought you any scarlets sae red,
No, no, nor the silks sae fine ; But I have brought you my winding-sheet
Ower many a rock and hill.                             an
" Lady Marjorie, Lady Marjorie,
For faith and charitie, Will ye gie to me my faith and troth,
That I gave once to thee ? "
" 0 your faith and troth I'll not gie to thee, as
No, no, that will not I, Until I get ae kiss of your ruby lips,
And in my arms you lye."
" My lips they are sae bitter," he says,
" My breath it is sae Strang,                           a>
If you get ae kiss of my ruby lips, Your days will not be lang.
" The cocks are era wing, Marjorie," he says,—
" The cocks are crawing again ; It's time the dead should part the quick,— ss
Marjorie, I must be gane."