Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 4 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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Prom Buchan's Ballads of the North of Scotland, i. 268. The fourth and fifth stanzas are found as a fragment in Herd's Scottish Songs, ii. 6, (ed. 1776,)
" False lnve, and hae ze played me this,
In the simmer, mid the flowers 1 I sail repay ze back again,
In the winter mid the showers.
" Bot again, dear luve, and again, dear lave,
Will ze not tnrn again 1 As ze look to ither women
Shall I to ither men."
Sir Walter Scott, also, as Chambers has pointed out, has, in Waverley, put two similar stanzas into the mouth of Davie Gellatley.
" False love, and hast thou played me this,
In summer, among the flowers ? I will repay thee back again,
In whiter, amid the showers.
" Unless again, again, my love,
Unless ye turn again, As you with other maidens rove,
I'll smile on other men."