Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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" Came ye by the castell, an was ye in there ? Saw ye pretty Peggy tearing her hair ? " " Yes, I cam by Braikley, an I gaed in ther, ts An ther saw his ladie braiding her hair.
" She was rantin, an' dancin, an' singin for joy, An vowin that nicht she woud feest Inverey: She eat wi him, drank wi him, welcomd him in, Was kind to the man that had slayn her baronne."
Up spak the son on the nourices knee,                    8i
" Gin I live to be a man revenged He be." Ther's dool i the kitchin, an mirth i the ha, The Baronne o Braikley is dead an awa.
Gilderoy (properly Gilleroy) signifies in Gaelic " the red-haired lad." The person thus denoted was, according to tradition, one Patrick of the proscribed clan Gregor. The following account of him is taken from the Scot's Musical Museum, p. 71, vol. iv. ed. of 1853.
" Gilderoy was a notorious freebooter in the high­lands of Perthshire, who, with his gang, for a consid­erable time infested the country, committing the most barbarous outrages on the inhabitants. Some of these
81. See Johnie Armslrang, p. 45.