Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 6 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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154                       EDOM O' GORDON.
" Had I knowne as much yesternighte
As I do to-daye, '                                                   no
Captaine Care and all his men
Should not have gone so quite [awaye.]
" Fye upon thee, Captaine Care,
And all thy blody ' bande ;' Thou has,t slayne my lady gaye,                             us
More worth then all thy lande.
" Yf thou had ought eny ill will," he saith, " Thou shoulde have taken my lyffe,
And have saved my children thre,
All and my lovesome wyffe."                               120
From Ritson's Scottish Songs, ii. 17. We presume this is the ballad printed by the Foulises.
It fell about the Martinmas,
Quhen the wind blew schrile and cauld, Said Edom 0' Gordon to his men,
" We maun draw to a hauld.
" And what an a hauld sail we draw to,            5
My merry men and me ? We will gae to the house of the Eodes,
To see that fair ladie."