Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 3 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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SO                         young waters:
" I've sene lord, and I've sene laird,
And knights of high degree, Bot a fairer face than zoung Waters
Mine eyne did never see."
Out then spaek the jealous king                     a
(And an angry man was he) : " O if he had been twice as fair,
Zou micht have excepted me."
" Zou're neither laird nor lord," she says, " Bot the king that wears the crown ; 30
There is not a knight in fair Scotland, Bot to thee maun bow down."
For a' that she could do or say,
Appeasd he wade nae bee ; Bot for the words which she had said, 35
Zoung Waters he maun dee.
They hae taen zoung Waters, and
Put fetters to his feet; They hae taen zoung Waters, and
Thrown him in dungeon deep.                   «i
" Aft I have ridden thro' Stirling town,
In the wind bot and the weit; Bot I neir rade thro' Stirling town
Wi' fetters at my feet.