Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 4 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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" Have not I no clergymen ?
Pay I no clergy fee, O ? I'll scheel her as I think fit,                                    85
And as I think weel to be, 0.
" I'll learn your lassie to read and write, And I'll put her to the scheel, 0 ;
She'll neither need to saddle my steed,
Nor draw aff my boots hersell, 0.                   *>
But wha will bake my bridal bread,
Or brew my bridal ale, O ; And wha will welcome my bonnie bride,
Is mair than I can tell, 0."
Drum is to the hielands gane,                               *s
For to mak a' ready, And a' the gentry round about,
Cried, " Yonder"s Drum and his lady! •
" Peggy Coutts is a very bonnie bride,
And Drum is a wealthy laddie,                        a>
But he micht hae chosen a hier match, Than onie shepherd's lassie."
Then up bespak his brither John,
Says, " Ye've deen us meikle wrang, O; , Ye've married een below our degree,                 «
A lake to a' our kin, 0."