Anonymous British Poems
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The Demon Lover
'O where have you been, my long, long love,
This long seven years and mair?'
'O I'm come to seek my former vows
Ye graunted me before.'
'O hold your tongue of your former vows,
For they will breed sad strife;
O hold your tongue of your former vows,
For I am become a wife.'
He turned him right and round about,
And the tear blinded his ee:
'I wad never hae trodden on Irish ground,
If it had not been for thee.
'I might hae had a king's daughter,
Far, far beyond the sea;
I might have had a king's daughter,
Had it not been for...
The Laird O' Drum
The Laird o' Drum has a-huntin' gane
All in the mornin' early
And he has spied a weel-faur'd maid
A-shearin' her faither's barley
My bonnie maid, my weel-faur'd maid
It's will ye gang wi' me, O
And will ye gang and be Lady o' the Drum
And leave your shearin' a-be, O