Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 4 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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" There's ane o' them drest in red scarlet, And twa in dainty green ;                                 no
And they hae girdles about their middles Would buy an earldome."
Then out and spak the bierdly bride,
"Was a' goud to the chin; " Gin she be fine without," she says,                  m
" Ws be as fine within."
Then up it starts him, young Bekie,
And the tear was in his e'e: "I'll lay my life it's Burd IsbeL
Come o'er the sea to me."                                  ia>
0 quickly ran he down the stair;
And whan he saw 'twas she, He kindly took her in his arms,
And kist her tenderlie.
" 0 hae ye forgotten now, young Bekie, 12s
The vow ye made to me, When I took you out of prison Strang,
When ye was condemned to die ?
" I gae you a steed was good in need,
And a saddle 0' royal bane;                              wo
A leash 0' hounds o' ae litter; And Hector called ane."