Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 3 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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Was first published in the Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border, iii. 269, and was obtained from the recitation of Miss Christian Rutherford. Another copy, also from recitation, is subjoined.
Prince Robert has wedded a gay ladye, He has wedded her with a ring:
Prince Robert has wedded a gay ladye, But he darna bring her hame.
" Your blessing, your blessing, my mother dear!
Your blessing now grant to me !"—              c
" Instead of a blessing ye sail have my curse,
And you'll get nae blessing frae me."—
She has call'd upon her waiting-maid,
To fill a glass of wine ;                                   m
She has call'd upon her fause steward, To put rank poison in.