Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 2 of 8 from 1860 edition

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" Now I will on to Tiftie's den,
Where the burn runs clear and bonny ; 210 "With tears I'll view the bridge of Sleugh,
Where I parted last with Annie.
* Then will I speed to the churchyard, To the green churchyard of Fy vie ;
With tears I'll water my love's grave, as TiU I follow Tiftie's Annie."
Ye parents grave, who children have,
In crushing them be canny, Lest when too late you do repent;
Eemember Tiftie's Annie.                          220
211. " In one printed copy this is l Sheugh,' and in a re­cited copy it was called ' Skew'; which is the right read­ing, the editor, from his ignorance of the topography of the lands of Fyvie, is unable to say. It is a received supersti­tion in Scotland, that, when friends or lovers part at a bridge, they shall never again meet." Motherwell.