Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 3 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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6                     THE ENCHANTED KING.
To young that cannot, and old that mannot, The blind that does not see.                           m
" Give maist to women in child-bed laid,
Can neither fecht nor flee : I hope she's in the heavens high,
That died for love of me."
The knights they wrang their white fingers, «s
The ladies tore their hair ; The women that ne'er had children born,
In swoon they down fell there.
But in what way the knight expir'd,
No tongue will e'er declare;                          ?o
So this doth end my mournful song, From me ye'll get nae mair.