Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 4 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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From Buehan's Ballads of the North of Scotland, ii. 173.
It fell about the Lammas time,
When flowers were fresh and green,
Lizie Baillie to Gartartan went, To see her sister Jean.
She meant to go unto that place,                          &
To stay a little while; But mark what fortune her befell,
When she went to the isle.
It fell out upon a day,
Sheep-shearing at an end,                                10
Lizie Baillie she walk'd out,
To see a distant friend.
But going down in a low glen,
She met wi' Duncan Grteme, Who courted her along the way,                         15
Likewise convoyed her hame.
" My bonny Lizie Baillie,
I'll row you in my plaidie, If ye'll gang ower the hills wi' me,
And be a Highland ladie."                                20
8. The island of Inchmahome, in the Lake of Menteith.