Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 2 of 8 from 1860 edition

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" Given from the recitation of an old woman in Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire, from whom the Editor has obtained several valuable pieces of a like nature. In singing, O is added at the end of the second and fourth line of each stanza." Motherwell's Minstrelsy, p. 234.
Lady Marjorie was her mother's only daughter,
Her father's only heir; And she is awa to Strawberry Castle,
To get some unco lair.
She had na been in Strawberry Castle
A twelvemonth and a day, Till Lady Marjorie she gangs big wi' child,
As big as she can gae.
Word is to her father gane,
Before he got on his shoon, That Lady Majorie she gaes wi' child,
And it is to an Irish groom.