Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 7 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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Or I winna lie in your bed, Either at stock or wa'."
" Its whan the cherry is in the flirry,
I'm sure it has nae stane ; And whan the chicken's in the egg,                 n
I'm sure it has nae bane; And sin the flood o' Noah,
The dow she had nae ga'; Sae we'll baith lie in ae bed,
And ye'se lie neist the wa'."                            so
" 0 haud your tongue, young man," she says,
" Nor that gait me perplex ; For ye maun tell me questions yet,
And that is questions six : Questions six ye tell to me,                             ss
And that is three times twa, Afore I lie in your bed,
Either at stock or wa'.
" What's greener than the greenest grass ?
What hicher than the trees ?                       ao
What's war nor an ill woman's wish ?
What's deeper than the seas ? What bird sings first ? and whareupon
The dew doth first down fa'?
78. The peasants in Scotland say that the doye that was sent out of the Ark by Noah flew till she burst her gall, and that no dove since that time ever had a gall. J.