Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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THE HIREMAN CHIEt.                   233
From Scarce Ancient Ballads, p. 17. The same in Buchan, ii. 109, The Baron turned Ploughman.
There was a knight, a barone bright,
A bauld barone was he, And he had only but one son,
A comely youth to see.
He's brought him at schools nine,                            *
So has he at schools ten, But the boy learn'd to haud the plow
Among his father's men.
But it fell ance upon a day
The bauld baroue did say,                                   m
" My son you maun gae court a wife,
And ane o high degree.
" Ye have lands, woods, rents, and bouirs,
Castels and touirs three; Then go my son and seek some dame                   is
To share that gift wi' thee."
" Yes, I have lands and woods, father,
Castels and touirs three; But what if she like my lands and rents
Far more than she loves me ?                             »