Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 3 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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'' But where's the lady o' this castle ? "               a
Says the Lammikin ; " She is in her bower sewing,"
The false nourice did sing.
" Is this the bairn o' this house ? "
Says the Lammikin ;                                         so
" The only bairn Lord AVeire aughts,"
The false nourice did sing.
Lammikin nipped the bonnie babe,
While loud false nourice sings; Lammikin nipped the bonnie babe,                             w
Till high the red blude springs.
" Still my bairn, nourice,
O still him if ye can :" " He will not still, madam,
For a' his father's Ian'."                                                 oo
" 0 gentle nourice, still my bairn,
O still him wi' the keys :" " He will not still, fair lady,
Let me do what I please."
" O still my bairn, kind nourice,                         w
O still him wi' the ring:" " He will not still, my lady,
Let me do any thing."
" 0 still my bairn, gude nourice,
O still him wi' the knife :"                                n>
'" He will not still, dear mistress mine,
Gin I'd lay down my life."