Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 7 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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Even as they rade along; He held her by the middle jimp,                  «
For fear that she should fa', To tak her to his ain bed,
And lay her neist the wa\
He took her to his lodging-house ;
His landlady look'd ben ;                            »
Says, " Mony a pretty lady
In Edenbruch I've seen, But sic a lovely face as thine
In it I never saw; Gae mak her down a down-bed,                    w
And lay her neist the wa'."
" O haud awa' frae me," she says,
" I pray ye lat me be ; I winna gang into your bed,
Till ye dress me dishes three :                   m
Dishes three ye maun dress to me,
Gin I should eat them a', Afore that I lie in your bed,
Either at stock or wa'.
" Its ye maun get to my supper                     es
A cherry without a stane ; And ye maun get to my supper
A chicken without a bane ; And ye maun get to my supper
A bird without a ga';                                   to