Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 3 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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" O cruel mother," said the Queen,
" Some fiend possessed thee; But I will hang thee for this deed,
My Marie tho' thou be !"                                     20
When she cam to the Nether-Bow Port,
She Iaugh't loud laughters three; But when she cam to the gallows foot,
The saut tear blinded her ee.
" Yestreen the Queen had four Maries,                w
The night she'll hae but three ; There was Marie Seton, and Marie Beaton,
And Marie Carmichael and me.
" Ye mariners, ye mariners,
That sail upon the sea,                                        *>
Let not my father or mother wit
The death that I maun die.
"I was my parents' only,hope,
They ne'er had ane but me; They little thought when I left hame,                   a
They should nae mair me see !"