Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 3 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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12                            EAKL RICHARD.
" Come down, come down, my pretty bird,
That sits upon the tree ; I have a cage of beaten gold,
I '11 gie it unto thee."                                  «
" Gae hame, gae hame, ye fause lady,
And pay your maids their fee ; As ye have done to Earl Richard, ' Sae wud ye do to me."
" If I had an arrow in my hand,                   «
And a bow bent on a string ; I 'd shoot a dart at thy proud heart,
Among the leaves sae green."