Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 7 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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THE COURTEOUS KNIGHT.                275
" Mony's the questions I've ask'd at thee,
And ye've answer'd them a'; Ye are mine, and I am thine,                                      te
Amo' the sheets sae sma\"
" You may be my match, kind sir,
You may be my match and more; There ne'er was ane came sic a length,
Wi' my father's heir before.                                      so
" My father's lord o' nine castles,
My mother she's lady ower three, And there is nane to heir them all,
No never a ane but me; Unless it be Willie, my ae brother,                           85
But he's far ayont the sea."
" If your father's laird o' nine castles,
Your mother lady ower three ; I am Willie your ae brother,
Was far beyond the sea."                                         
" If ye be Willie, my ae brother, .
As I doubt sair ye be ; But if it's true ye tell me now,
This night I'll gang wi' thee."
" Ye've ower ill washen feet, Janet,                   
And ower ill washen hands, And ower coarse robes on your body,
Alang wi' me to gang.
" The worms they are my bed-fellows,
And the cauld clay my sheet;