Child Maurice

No: 83; variant: 83G

  1. GIL MORRICE sat in silver wood, He whistled and he sang: ‘Whar sall I get a bonny boy My errand for to gang?’
  2. He ca’d his foster-brither Willie: ‘Come, win ye hose and shoon, And gae unto Lord Barnard’s ha, And bid his lady come.’
  3. And she has taen the bloody head, And cast it i the brim, Syne gathered up her robes o green, And fast she followed him.