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' EARL RICHARD. 5
And they hae had him to the wan water, For a' men call it Clyde- so
Then-up and spoke the popinjay
That sat upon the tree— " What hae ye done wi' Erl Richard ?
Ye were his gay ladye."—
" Come down, come down, my bonny bird, ss
And sit upon my hand ; And thou sail hae a cage o' gowd,
Where thou hast but the wand."—
" Awa ! awa ! ye ill woman !
Nae cage o' gowd for me ; *>
As ye hae done to Erl Eichard,
Sae wad ye do to me."
She hadna cross'd a rigg o' land,
A rigg but barely ane, When she met wi' his auld father, «
Came riding all alane.
" Where hae ye been, now, ladye fair,
Where hae ye been sae late ? We hae been seeking Erl Richard,
But him we canna get,"— so
30. Clyde, in Celtic, means white.—Lockhakt.