Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 3 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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From Motherwell's Minstrelsy, p. 51; taken down from re­citation.
Yesterday was brave Hallowday,
And, above all days of the year, The schoolboys all got leave to play,
And little Sir Hugh was there.
He kicked the ball with his foot,                          «
And kepped it with his knee, And even in at the Jew's window
He gart the bonnie ba' flee.
Out then came the Jew's daughter,— " Will ye come in and dine ? "                        w
" I winna come in and I canna come in Till I get that ball of mine.
" Throw down that ball to me, maiden,
Throw down the ball to me." " I winna throw down your ball, Sir Hugh, m
Till ye come up to me."
She pu'd the apple frae the tree,
It was baith red and green, She gave it unto little Sir Hugh,
With that his heart did win.                             20