Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 3 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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YOUNG WATERS.— See p. 88.
From Buchan's Ballads of the North of Scotland, i. p. 15.
It fell about the gude Yule time, When caps and stoups gaed roun',
Down it came him young Waters, To welcome James, our king.
The great, the great, rade a' together,                      «
The sma' came a' behin'; But wi' young Waters, that brave knight,
There came a gay gatherin'.
The horse young Waters rade upon,
It cost him hunders nine ;                                        w
For he was siller shod before,
And gowd graith had behin'.
At ilka tippit o' his horse mane
There hang a siller bell; The wind was loud, the steed was proud,               is
And they gae a sindry knell.
The king he lay ower's castle wa',
Beheld baith dale and down ; And he beheld him, young Waters,
Come riding to the town.                                          20