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Why dois your brand sae drap wi
bluid, And why sae sad gang yee O?” "O I hae killed my hauke sae guid,
Mither, mither, O I hae killed my hauke sae guid,
And I had nae mair bot: hee 0."
2. “Your haukis bluid was nevir sae reid,
Edward, Edward, Your haukis bluid was nevir sae reid,
My deir son I tell thee 0." “O Í hae killed my reid-roan steid,
Mither, mither, 'O I hae killed my reid-roan steid,
That erst was sae fair and frie 0."
Save blood and flesh both in fere
Anywhere amongst mankind, That blood foully shed shall be,
340 And vengeance have that men shall see. Therefore beware now all ye,
You fall not in that sin.
345 From such vengeance for to slake,
For now I have my will;
I will no more spill."
Therefore this vengeance was.
Shall never thus wreaked be;
And this promise I thee. My blessing now I give thee here, To thee, Noah, my servant dear, For vengeance shall no more appear. 370 And now, farewell, my darling dear.
3. “Your steid was auld, and ye hae got mair,
Alas, and wae is mee O!”
4. “And whatten penance wul ye drie for that,
And Ile fare ovir the sea 0."
5. “And what wul ye doe wi your towirs and your ha,
Edward, Edward? And what wul ye doe wi your towirs
and your ha,
THE ENGLISH AND SCOTTISH
1. “Why dois your brand sae drap wi bluid,
6. “And what wul ye leive to your bairns and your wife,
Edward, Edward. 1 together. leave alone.
* covenant. 5 destroy.
5. These news did come to Kemp Owyne,
Where he lived, far beyond the sea; He hasted him to Craigy's sea,
And on the savage beast lookd he. through.
12. He stepped in, gave her a kiss,
The royal brand he brought him wi; Her breath was sweet, her hair grew
short, And twisted nane about the tree, And smilingly she came about,
As fair a woman as fair could be.
9. Up then crew the red, red cock, And
and crew the gray; The eldest to the youngest said, “ 'Tis time we were away.”
storms. dark. birch. i trench. & furrow.
10. The cock he hadna craw'd but once,
And clappd his wings at a',
“Brother, we must awa. 11. "The cock doth craw, the day doth
daw, The channerin' worm doth chide; Gin’ we be mist out o our place,
A sair pain we maun bide.
Fareweel to barn and byre!3
That kindles my mother's fire!”
6. The cast on their
greene, A shooting gone are they, Untill they came to the merry green
7. A sword and a dagger he wore by his
side, Had beene many a man's bane, And he was cladd in his capull-hyde, 15
Topp, and tayle, and mayne.
3. “Me thought they did mee beate
towe.” 4. "Sweavens' are swift, master," quoth
John, "As the wind that blowes ore a hill; Ffor if itt be never soe lowde this
To-morrow it may be still.” 5. "Buske? yee, bowne!3 yee, my merry
men all, Ffor John shall goe with mee; For I'le goe seeke yond wight yeomen
In greenwood where the bee." 1 impatient. ? if.
3 stable. *thickets. s beautiful.
13. And Scarlett a-ffoote flyinge was,
Over stockes and stone,
Fast after him is gone.
14. “Yett one shoote I'le shoote,” sayes
Litle John, “With Crist his might and mayne; I'le make yond fellow that flyes soe
To be both glad and ffaine." 18 horse-hide.
of Linn ("a stock ballad locality"). • sturdy. 19 avenged.
11 dreams. 12 make ready. 13 dress yourselves.
22. How these two yeomen together they 30. The first good shoot that Robin ledd, mett,
Did not shoote an inch the pricke Under the leaves of lyne,
ffroe; To see what marchandise they made Guy was an archer good enoughe, Even at that same time.
But he cold neere shoote soe.
23. “Good morrow, good fellow," quoth
in thy hand,
31. The second shoote Sir Guy shott,
He shott within the garlande;
5 time not fixed.