Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 7 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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" John, third Earl of Wigton, had six sons, and three daughters. The second, Lady Lillias Fleming, was so indiscreet as to marry a footman, by whom she had issue. She and her husband assigned her pro­vision to Lieutenant-Colonel John Fleming, who dis­charged her renunciation, dated in October, 1673." Sharpe's Ballad Book, p. 95.
The Earl o' Wigton had three daughters, O braw wallie, but they were bonnie I The youngest o' them, and the bonniest too, Has fallen in love wi' Richie Storie.
" Here's a letter for ye, madame,                         s
' Here's a letter for ye, madame; The Erie o' Home wad fain presume To be a suitor to ye, madame."
" I'll hae nane o' your letters, Richie; I'll hae nane o' your letters, Richie;                   w
For I've made a vow, and I'll keep it true, That I'll have nane but you, Richie."
" O do not say so, madame;
O do not say so, madame;
For I have neither land nor rent,                       is
For to maintain you o', madame.