Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 3 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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From Buchan's Ballads of the North of Scotland, ii. 203. Repeated in the xviith volume of the Percy-Society Publications.
Ten lords sat drinking at the wine,
Intill a morning early ; There fell a combat them among,
It must be fought,—nae parly.
" 0 stay at hame, my ain gude lord, 0 stay, my ain dear marrow."
" Sweetest min', I will be thine, And dine wi' you to-morrow."
She's kiss'd his lips, and comb'd his hair,
As she had done before, 0 ; Gied him a brand down by his side,
And he is on to Yarrow.