Sir Patrick Spens

No: 58; variant: 58Q

Source: Finlay's Scottish Ballads, I, xiv, from a recited copy.

  1. Then up an cam a mermaid, Wi a siller cup in her han: ‘Sail on, sail on, my gude Scotch lords, For ye sune will see dry lan.’
  2. ‘Awa, awa, ye wind woman, An let your fleechin be; For sen your face we’ve seen the day, Dry lan we’ll never see.’