Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 3 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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the numerous nobles and princes of his own blood, whom the king saw it necessary to sacrifice." We do not consider these coincidences sufficient to establish the historical character of the piece.
About Zule, quhen the wind blew cule, And the round tables began,
A'! there is cum to our kings court Mony a well-favourd man.
The queen luikt owre the castle wa', Beheld baith dale and down,
And then she saw zoung "Waters Cum riding to the town.
His footmen they did rin before,
His horsemen rade behind; Ane mantel of the burning gowd
Did keip him frae the wind.
Gowden graith'd his horse before,
And siller shod behind; The horse zoung Waters rade upon
Was fleeter than the wind.
But then spake a wylie lord,
Unto the queen said he : " O tell me quha 's the fairest face
Rides in the company ? "