Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 4 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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" This version of Lizzie Lindsay is given from the recitation of a lady in Glasgow, and is a faithful tran­script of the ballad as it used to be sung in the West of Scotland." Whitelaw's Book of Scottish Ballads, p. 51.—A very good copy, from Mr. Kinloch's MS., is printed in Aytoun's Ballads of Scotland, i. 269, (Don­ald of the Isles.)
Theke was a braw ball in Edinburgh And mony braw ladies were there,
But nae ane at a' the assembly
Could wi' Lizzie Lindsay compare.
In cam' the young laird o' Kincassie,                e
An' a bonnie young laddie was he—
" Will ye lea' yere ain kintra, Lizzie, An' gang to the Hielands wi' me ? "
She turned her roun' on her heel,
An' a very loud laughter gaed she—            10
" I wad like to ken whar I was ganging,
And wha I was gaun to gang wi'."