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A Selection Of The Best English Lyric Ballads Chosen & Edited by Arthur Quiller-Couch

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v He was a braw gallant,
And he play'd at the gluve ; And the bonny Earl of Murray,
O he was the Queen's luve !
O lang will his Lady
Look owre the Castle Downe, Ere she see the Earl of Murray
Come sounding through the town !
96. Bonny George Campbell
H IE upon Hielands, And laigh upon Tay, Bonny George Campbell
Rade out on a day : Saddled and bridled, Sae gallant to see, Hame cam' his gude horse, But never cam' he.
11 Down ran his auld mither,
Greetin' fu' sair ; Out ran his bonny bride,
Reaving her hair ; c My meadow lies green,
And my corn is unshorn, My barn is to bigg,
And my babe is unborn.'
laigh] low. greeting] crying, lamenting. Reaving] tearing, bigg] build.
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