Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 6 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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Then mass was sung, and bells were rung
And all were bound for bed, Then Willie an' Eppie Morrie
In one bed they were laid.
" Haud far awa' frae me, Willie,
Haud far aw a' frae me ; Before I'll lose my maidenhead,
I'll try my strength with thee."
She took the cap from off her head,
And threw it to the way; Said, " Ere I lose my maidenhead,
I'll fight with you till day."
Then early in the morning,
Before her clothes were on, In came the maiden of Scalletter,
Gown and shirt alone.
" Get up, get up, young woman, And drink the wine wi' me ;"
" You might have called me maiden, I'm sure as leal as thee."
" Wally fa' you, Willie,
That ye could nae prove a man, And taen the lassie's maidenhead;
She would have hired your han'."
" Haud far awa' frae me, lady,
Haud far awa' frae me; There's not a man in a' Strathdon,
The day shall wed wi' me."