Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 7 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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" If you have bonnie bags of gold,                        m
I have bags of the same; Go from my yetts now, Eeedisdale,
For down I will not come."
" Come down, come down, my lady fair,
One sight of you I'll see;                                     so
Or else I'll set your house on fire, If better cannot be."
Then he has set the house on fire,
And all the rest it took ; He turned his wight horse head about,                 95
Said, " Alas! they'll ne'er get out."
" Look out, look out, my maidens fair,
And see what I do see ; How Reedisdale has fired our house,
And now rides o'er the lea.                                  100
" Come hitherward, my maidens fair,
Come hither unto me ; For through this reek, and through this smeek,
0 through it we must be."
They took wet mantles them about,                       job
Their coffers by the band ; And through the reek, and through the flame,
Alive they all have wan.