Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 4 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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" Hold your tongue, my brither John,
I have deen you na wrang, 0 ; For I've married een to wirk and win,
And ye've married een to spend, 0.              k>
" The first time that I had a wife, She was far abeen my degree, 0 ; •
I durst na come in her presence, But wi' my hat upo' my knee, 0.
" The first wife that I did wed,                           65
She was far abeen my degree, 0 ;
She wadna hae walk'd to the yetts o' Drum, But the pearls abeen her bree, 0.
" But an she was ador'd for as much gold, As Peggy's for beautie, O,                             ">
She micht walk to the yetts o' Drum, Amang gueed companie, 0."
There war four and twenty gentlemen
Stood at the yetts o' Drum, O ; There was na ane amang them a'                      "
That welcom'd his lady in, O.
He has tane her by the milk-white hand,
And led her in himsel, 0, And in thro' ha's, and in thro' bouers,—
" And ye're welcome, Lady o' Drum, 0." «*