Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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Norske Folkeviser, p. 369 ; Erk's Liederhort, No. 153 ; Uhland, No. 1, 2, 3 ; Erlach, iii. 37 ; Wunderhorn, ii. 407 ; Tsehisehka and Schottky, Oeslerreichische p. 28; Haupt and Schmaler, Volksl. der Wenden, i. No. 150, ii. No. 74 ; Talvj, Volksl. der Serben, ii. 77; Goetze, Stimmen des russisclien Volkes, p. 163; etc., etc. See especially Grundtvig, i. 237, ii. 648, from whom we have borrowed some of these references.
" The following copy was furnished from Mr. Herd's MS. by the editor of the Border Minstrelsy, and the present writer has supplied a few readings of small importance from his own recollection, as it was quite familiar to him in his early youth." JamiesON.
The Lord of Eoslin's daughter
"Walk'd thro' the wood her lane, And by came Captain "Wedderburn,
A servant to the king. He said unto his serving men,                        »
" Were't not against the law, I would tak her to my ain bed,
And lay her neist the wa'."
" I am walking here alone," she says,
" Amang my father's trees ;                        v.
And you must let me walk alane,
Kind sir, now, if you please; The supper bell it will be rung,
And I'll be mist awa'; Sae I winna lie in your bed,                          u
Either at stock or wa'."