Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 7 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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72                        FLODDEN FIELD.
" I've heard them lilting at the ewes milking
The flowers of the forest are a' wede away."
A lady repeated to Sir "Walter Seott another fragĀ­ment of the original ballad.
" I ride single on my saddle,
For the flowers of the forest are a' wede away."
Minstrelsy, iii. 333.
King Jamie hath made a vow,
Keep it well if he may ! That he will be at lovely London - Upon Saint James his day.
" Upon Saint James his day at noon,                 5
At fair London will I be, And all the lords in merry Scotland,
They shall dine there with me."
Then bespake good Queen Margaret,
The tears fell from her eye :                           
" Leave off these wars, most noble king, Keep your fidelity.
" The water runs swift and wondrous deep
From bottom unto the brim ; My brother Henry hath men good enough, u
England is hard to win."