Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 4 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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" Or will ye stay at Achingour,
And eat sweet milk and cheese; Or gang wi' me to Glenlyon,
And there we'll live at our ease ? "               «
" I winna stay at Achingour;
I care neither for milk nor cheese ; Nor gang wi' thee to Glenlyon ;
For there I'll ne'er find ease."
Then out it spak his brother John ;                   «
" If I were in your place, I'd send that lady hame again,
For a' her bonny face.
" Commend me to the lass that's kind,
Though nae sae gently born ;                          so
And, gin her heart I coudna win, To take her hand I'd scorn."
" 0 haud your tongue, my brother John;
Ye wisna what ye say; For I hae lued that bonny face                           55
This mony a year and day.
" I've lued her lang, and lued her weel,
But her love I ne'er could win ; And what I canna fairly gain,
To steal I think nae sin."                                 00