Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 6 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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She had nae sooner busket hersell,
Nor putten on her gown,                                 ">
Till Edom o' Gordon and his men
Were round about the town.
They had nae sooner sitten down,
Nor sooner said the grace, Till Edom o' Gordon and his men                      «>
Were closed about the place.
The lady ran up to her tower head,
As fast as she could drie, To see if by her fair speeches,
She could with him agree.                                20
As soon as he saw the lady fair,
And hir yates all locked fast, He fell into a rage of wrath,
And his heart was aghast.
" Cum down to me, ze lady fair,                         »
Cum down to me, let's see ; This night ze's ly by my ain side,
The morn my bride sail be."
" I winnae cum down, ye fals Gordon,
I winnae cum down to thee;                           *>
I winnae forsake my ane dear lord That is sae far frae me."
24. heart, pronounced hearrut.