Sir Patrick Spens

No: 58; variant: 58O

Source: Gibb MS., p. 63.

  1. Bonny were the feather beds Cam sailin ower the faem, But bonnier was the sexteen lords Gaed out and neer cam hame.
  2. Lang, lang may the nourice sit, Wi the bonny babe on her knee, Ere ever she see her good lord come, To pay to her her fee.
  3. An lang, lang will the lady sit, Wi the gowd fan in her hand, Ere ever she see her ain gude lord Come skipping to dry land.