Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 7 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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catskin's gabland.
He said, " It is Catskin, for whom I sick lie, And without I have her with speed I shall die."
His mother ran down for to call the old knight, Who ran up to see this amazing great sight;            17c
He said, " Is this Catskin we hold so in scorn ? I ne'er saw a finer dame since I was born."
The old knight said to her, " I pry'thee tell me, From whence dost thou come, and of what family." Then who was her parents she gave them to know, ire And what was the cause of her wandering so.
The young 'squire said, " If you will save my life, Pray grant this young creature may be my wife." His father reply'd, " Your life for to save, If you are agreed, my consent you shall have." >»
Next day, with great triumph and joy, as we hear, There were many coaches came far and near; She much like a goddess drest in great array, Catskin to the 'squire was married that day.
For several days this great wedding did last,            i»s
Where was many topping and gallant rich guests; And for joy the bells rung all over the town, And bottles of claret went merrily round.
When Catskin was married, her fame to raise, To see her modest carriage all gave her the praise; 19a Thus her charming beauty the squire did win, And who lives so great as he and Catskin ?