Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 3 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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MARY HAMILTON.                        '327
For the very same words that ye hae said, Sail hang ye on the gallows tree."
As she gaed up the Tolbooth stairs,
She gied loud lauchters three;                             co
But or ever she cam down again,
She was condemn'd to dee.
,; O tak example frae me, Maries,
O tak example frae me, Nor gie your luve to courtly lords,                            es
Nor heed their witchin' ee.
" But wae be to the Queen hersel,
She micht hae pardon'd me ; But sair she's striven for me to hang
Upon the gallows tree.                                              70
" Yestreen the Queen had four Maries,
The nicht she'll hae but three; There was Mary Beatoun, Mary Seaton,
And Mary Carmiehael, and me.
" Aft hae I set pearls in her hair,                         it
Aft hae I lac'd her gown, And this is the reward I now get,
To be hang'd in Edinbruch town !
" O a' ye mariners, far and near,
That sail ayont the faem,                                         so
' 0 dinna let my lather and mither ken,
But what I am coming hame.
" O a' ye mariners, far and near, That sail ayont the sea,