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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Elizabethan Verse.  1907.
 
The Bonny Earl of Murray
Anonymous
 
YE Highlands, and ye Lawlands!
  O where hae ye been?
They hae slain the EARL OF MURRAY:
  And hae laid him on the green!
 
Now wae be to thee, HUNTLEY!        5
  And whairfore did ye sae?
I bade you, bring him wi’ you:
  But forbade you him to slay!
 
He was a braw gallant,
  And he rid at the ring;        10
And the bonny EARL OF MURRAY,
  O, he might hae been a King!
 
He was a braw gallant,
  And he play’d at the ba’;
And the bonny EARL OF MURRAY        15
  Was the flower amang them a’!
 
He was a braw gallant,
  And he played at the gluve!
And the bonny EARL OF MURRAY,
  O, he was the Queen’s Luve!        20
 
O lang will his Lady
  Look owre the Castle Downe,
Ere she see the EARL OF MURRAY
  Come sounding through the town!
 
 
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