Lady Maisry

No: 65; variant: 65I

  1. THERE lived a lady in Scotland, Hey my love and ho my joy There lived a lady in Scotland, Who dearly loved me There lived a lady in Scotland, An she’s fa’n in love wi an Englishman, And bonnie Susie Cleland is to be burnt in Dundee
  2. The father unto the daughter came, Who dearly loved me Saying, Will you forsake that Englishman?
  3. ‘If you will not that Englishman forsake, Who dearly loved me O I will burn you at a stake.’
  4. ‘I will not that Englishman forsake, Who dearly loved me Tho you should burn me at a stake.
  5. ‘O where will I get a pretty little boy, Who dearly loves me Who will carry tidings to my joy?’
  6. ‘Here am I, a pretty little boy, Who dearly loves thee Who will carry tidings to thy joy.’
  7. ‘Give to him this right-hand glove, Who dearly loves me Tell him to get another love. For, etc.
  8. ‘Give to him this little penknife, Who dearly loves me Tell him to get another wife. For, etc.
  9. ‘Give to him this gay gold ring; Who dearly loves me Tell him I’m going to my burning.’ An, etc.
  10. The brother did the stake make, Who dearly loved me The father did the fire set. An bonnie Susie Cleland was burnt in Dundee.