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Edward, Edward. A Scottish Ballad

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MODERN TRANSLATION (original below)

'Why does your sword so drip with blood,
Edward, Edward?
Why does your sword so drip with blood?
And why so sad are ye, O?'
'O, I have killed my hawk so good,
Mother, mother:
O I have killed my hawk so good:
And I had no more but he, O.'

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Bill Ayres 31 December 2017

It would have been more helpful in the Old Scots version to use the symbol 'y' where you have used 'z' in words such as 'ye' and 'your'. The reason is given in the first sentences of this article: https: //en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yogh

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Edward Kofi Louis 03 December 2017

Edward, Edward! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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