Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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SIR WILLIAM WALLACE.                 237
SIR WILLIAM WALLACE. From The Thistle of Scotland, p. 100.
The editor states that he took the ballad down from the recitation of an old gentlewoman in AberĀ­deenshire.
Wou'd ye hear of William Wallace,
An' sek him as he goes, Into the Ian' of Lanark,
Amang his mortel faes?
There was fyften English sogers                        «
Unto his ladie cam, Said " Gie us William Wallace,
That we may have him slain.
" Wou'd ye gie William Wallace,
That we may have him slain,                        w
And ye's be wedded to a lord,
The best in Christendeem."
" This verra nicht at seven,
Brave Wallace will come in, And he'll come to my chamber door,                 us
Without or dread or din."
The fyften English sogers Around the house did wait,