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

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But coming o'er Cairn Croom, And looking down, man^
I saw Willie Macintosh Burn Auchindown, man.
v ' Bonnie Willie Macintosh,
Whare left ye your men ?'— ' I left them in the Stapler,
But they'll never come hame.'
' Bonny Willie Macintosh, Whare now is your men ?'—
' I left them in the Stapler, Sleeping in their sheen.'
The Bonnie House o' Airlie
I T fell on a day, and a bonnie simmer day, When green grew aits and barley, That there fell out a great dispute Between Argyll and Airlie.
ii Argyll has raised an hunder men,
An hunder harness'd rarely, And he 's awa' by the back of Dunkell,
To plunder the castle of Airlie.
in Lady Ogilvie looks o'er her bower-window,
And O but she looks warely ! And there she spied the great Argyll,
Come to plunder the bonnie house of Airlie.
sheen] shoes.              aits] oats.
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