Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 4 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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LIZZIE LINDSAY.                            71
" 0 are we near name, Sir Donald,
0 are we near hame, I pray ? " " We're no near hame, bonnie Lizzie,
Nor yet the half o' the way."
They cam' to a homely poor cottage,                 &>
An auld man was standing by ; " Ye're welcome hame, Sir Donald,
Ye've been sae lang away."
" O call me no more Sir Donald,
But call me young Donald your son; ro For I have a bonnie young lady
Behind me for to come in."
" Come in, come in, bonnie Lizzie,
Come in, come in," said he, " Although that our cottage be little,                 »
Perhaps the better we'll 'gree.
" 0 make us a supper, dear mother, And make it of curds an' green whey;
And make us a bed o' green rushes,
And cover it o'er wi' green hay."                   so
" Rise up, rise up, bonnie Lizzie,
Why lie ye so long in the day; Ye might ha'e been helping my mother
To make the curds and green whey."