Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 5 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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" Or know ye by my cherry cheeks,                   125
Or by my yellow hair ? Or by the paps on my breast bane ?
Ye never saw them bare."
" I know not by your cherry cheeks,
Nor by your yellow hair ;                                 130
But I know by your milk-white chin,
On it there grows nae hair.
" I never saw you in that cause
A'e foot your ground to flee ; I've seen you stan' wi' sword in han'                  135
'Mang men's blood to the knee.
" But if I come your bower within,
By night, or yet by day, I shall know before I go,
If ye be man or may."                                     no
" O if you come my bower within,
By night, or yet by day, As soon's I draw my trusty brand,
Nae lang ye'U wi' me stay."
But he is haunted to her bower,                          145
Her bigly bower o' stane, Till he has got her big wi' bairn,
And near sax months she's gane.
Whan three mair months were come and gane,
They gae'd to hunt the hynde ;                       iso
She wont to be the foremost ane, But now stay'd far behynd. vol. v.                       26