Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 5 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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0 cutted hae they their green eloathing,
A little abune their knee,                                 so
And sae hae they their yellow hair, A little abune their bree.
And left hae they that bonny bour,
To cross the raging sea; And they hae ta'en to a holy chapel,               
Was christened by Our Ladye.
And they hae changed their twa names,
Sae far frae ony toun ; And the tane o' them's hight Sweet Willie,
And the tother's Rouge the Rounde.            eo
Between the twa a promise is,
And they hae sworn it to fulfil; Whenever the tane blew a bugle-horn,
The tother suld cum her till.
Sweet Willie's gane to the kings court,             «
Her true love for to see ; And Rouge the Rounde to gude grene-wood,
Brown Robin's man to be.
0 it fell anes, upon a. time,
They putted at the stane ;                               
And seven foot ayont them a',
Brown Robin's gar'd it gang.