Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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Jamieson's Popular Ballads, i. 184, from Mrs. Brown's MS., the interpolations of the editor being omitted.
Bt Arthur's dale as late I went,
I heard a heavy moan ; I heard a lady lamenting sair,
And ay she cried " ohon ! "
" Ohon, alas ! what shall I do,                         t
Tormented night and day ? I never loved a love but ane,
And now he's gone away.
" But I will do for my true love
What ladies would think sair;                    10
For seven years shall come and gae,
Ere a kaime gae in my hair.
" There shall neither a shoe gae on my foot,
Nor a kaime gae in my hair, Nor ever a coal or candle light                      u
Shine in my bower nae mair."
She thought her love had been on sea, Fast sailing to Bee-Ho'm;