Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 2 of 8 from 1860 edition

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Scottish version of Little Musgrave and Lady Bar­nard. See p. 15.
From Jamieson's Popular Ballads and Songs, i. 170.
" I have a tower in Dalisberry,
Which now is dearly dight, And I will gie it to young Musgrave
To lodge wi' me a' night."
" To lodge wi' thee a' night, fair lady,              *
Wad breed baith sorrow and strife;
For I see by the rings on your fingers, You're good lord Barnab/s wife."
" Lord Barnaby's wife although I be,
Yet what is that to thee ?                             «
For we'll beguile him for this ae night— He's on to fair Dundee.