Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 4 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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32                     KATHARINE JANFABIE.
" Now take your bride, Lord Lochinvar,
Now take her, if you may I But if you take your bride again,                      k
We'll call it but foul play."
There were four-and-twenty bonnie boys,
A' clad in the Johnstone grey; They said they would take the bride again,
By the strong hand, if they may.                  eu
Some o' them were right willing men,
But they were na willing a'; And four-and-twenty Leader lads
Bid them mount and ride awa'.
Then whingers flew frae gentles' sides,               es
And swords flew frae the shea's, And red and rosy was the blood
Ran down the lily braes.
The blood ran down by Caddon bank,
And down by Caddon brae;                                 to
And, sighing, said the bonnie bride, " 0 wae's me for foul play ! "
My blessing on your heart, sweet thing,
"Wae to your wilfu' will! There's mony a gallant gentleman                    n
Whae's bluid ye have garr'd to spill.