Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 2 of 8 from 1860 edition

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182 willie's drowned in gamery.
She sought him east, she sought him west, She sought him braid and narrow;
Syne in the cleaving of a craig, She found him drown'd in Yarrow.
These stanzas furnished the theme to Logan's Braes of Yarrow.
" 0 Willie is fair, and Willie is rare, And Willie is wond'rous bonny;
And Willie says he'll marry me, Gin ever lie marry ony."
" 0 ye'se get James, or ye'se get George, «
Or ye's get bonny Johnnie; Ye'se get the flower o' a' my sons,
Gin ye'll forsake my Willie."
" O what care I for James or George, Or yet for bonny Peter ?                            w
I dinna value their love a leek, An' I getna Willie the writer."
" 0 Willie has a bonny hand,
And dear but it is bonny;" " He has nae mair for a' his land ;                 is
What wou'd ye do wi' Willie ? "