Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 2 of 8 from 1860 edition

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Willie's drowned in gamery. 183
" 0 Willie has a bonny face,
And dear but it is bonny ;" " But Willie has nae other grace ;
What wou'd ye do wi' Willie ? "                 x>
" Willie's fair, and Willie's rare, And Willie's wond'rous bonny;
There's nane wi' him that can compare, I love him best of ony."
On Wednesday, that fatal day,                         a
The people were convening; Besides all this, threescore and ten,
To gang to the bridesteel wi' him.
" Eide on, ride on, my merry men a',
I've forgot something behind me;              so
I've forgot to get my mother's blessing, To gae to the bridesteel wi' me."
" Your Peggy she's but bare fifteen,
And ye are scarcely twenty ; The water o' Gamery is wide and braid, 35
My heavy curse gang wi' thee!"
Then they rode on, and further on,
Till they came on to Gamery ; The wind was loud, the stream was proud,
And wi' the stream gaed Willie.                «>