Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 7 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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" O, billie, billie, bonny billie,
Will ye go to the wood wi' me ? We'll ea' our horse hame masterless,
An' gar them trow slain men are we."
" O no, 0 no!" says Earlstoun,                          «
" For that's the thing that mauna be;
For I am sworn to Bothwell Hill, Where I maun either gae or die."
So Earlstoun rose in the morning,
An' mounted by the break o' day;               w
An' he has joined our Scottish lads,
As they were marching out the way.
" Now, farewell, father, and farewell, mother, And fare ye weel, my sisters three;
An' fare ye weel, my Earlstoun,                        u
For thee again I'll never see! "
So they're awa' to Bothwell Hill,
An' waly they rode bonnily ! When the Duke o' Monmouth saw them comin',
He went to view their company.                    20
" Ye're welcome, lads," the Monmouth said, " Ye're welcome, brave Scots lads, to me;
And sae are you, brave Earlstoun, The foremost o' your company!