Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 3 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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399 .
" Or hae ye onie lands or rents                              105
. Lying at libertie ? Or hae ye onie education, To dance alang wi' me ? "
" I was na gentle gotten, madam,
Nor was I gentle born;                                        110
Neither hae I gerss growin',
Nor hae I onie corn.
" I hae na onie lands or rents,
Lying at libertie; Nor hae I onie education,                                        ns
To dance along wi' thee."
Whan the marriage it was oure,
And ilk ane took their horse,— " It never sat a beggar's brat,
At na knicht's back to be."                                  120
He lap on ae milk-white steed,
And she lap on anither, And syne the twa rade out the way
Like sister and like brither.
The ladie met wi' a beggar-wife,                           135
And gied her half o' crown— " Tell a' your neebours whan ye gae hame,
That Earl Richard's your gude-son."
" 0 haud your tongue, ye beggar's brat, My heart will brak in three;"                          wo
" And sae did mine on yon bonnie hill-side, Whan ye wad na lat me be."