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230 THE DUKE OF ATHOL's.NURSE.
" Where shall I rin, where shall I gang, *>
Or where shall I gang hide me ? She that was to meet me in friendship this day,
Has sent nine men to slay me!"
He's gane to the landlady o' the house,
Says, " O can you supply me ? so
For she that was to meet me in friendship this day, Has sent nine men to slay me !
She gae him a suit o' her ain female claise,
And set him to the baking; The bird never sang mair sweet on the bush, k
Nor the knight sung at the baking.
As they came in at the ha' door,
Sae loudly as they rappit, And when they came upon the floor,
Sae loudly as they chappit! m
" O had ye a stranger here last night, Who drank till the day was dawing ?
Come, show us the chamber where he lyes in, We'll shortly clear his lawing."
" I had nae stranger here last night, 65
That drank till the day was dawing;
But ane that took a pint, and paid it ere he went, And there's naething to clear o' his lawing."
A lad amang the rest, being o' a merry mood, To the young knight fell a-talking; ro
The wife took her foot, and gae him a kick, Says, " Be busy, ye jilt, at your baking."