Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 4 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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As they rode on thro' Buchanshire,                      «
The company were many, Wi' a good claymore in every hand,
That glanced wondrous bonny.
When he came to her father's gate
He called for his lady ;                                           »o
" Come down, come down, my bonny maid,
And speak wi' your rantin' laddie."
When she was set on high horseback,
Row'd in the highland plaidie, The bird i' the bush sung not so sweet, ss
As sung this bonny lady.
As they rode on thro' Buchanshire,
He cried, " Each lowland lassie, Lay your love on some lowland lown,
And soon will he prove fause t' ye.                wo
" But take my advice, and make your choice
Of some young highland laddie, Wi' bonnet and plaid, whose heart is staid,
And he will not beguile ye."
As they rode on thro' Garioch land,                    105
He rode up in a fury, And cried, " Fall back each saucy dame,
Let the Countess of Aboyne before ye."