Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 5 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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" 0 God forbid," said her eldest son,
" Nor lat it ever be, Unless ye were as kind to our luves
As gin we were them wi*."
" Yet never the less, my pretty sons,                     «
Ye'll boun you for the faem; Let Rose the Red, and White Lillie,
Stay in their bowers at hame."
" 0 when wi' you we came alang,
We felt the stormy sea;                                        s>
And where we go, ye ne'er shall know,
Nor shall be known by thee."
Then wi' her harsh and boisterous word,
She forc'd these lads away; While Rose the Red and White Lillie                   a
Still in their bowers did stay.
But there was not a quarter past,
A quarter past but ane; Till Rose the Red in rags she gaed,
White Lillie's claithing grew thin.                      m
Wi' bitter usage every day,
The ladies they thought lang; " Ohon, alas!" said Rose the Red,
" She's gar"d us change our sang.
" But we will change our own fu' names,              «s
And we'll gang f'rae the town ; Frae Rose the Red and White Lillie,
To Nicholas and Roger Brown.