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Francis T. Palgrave, ed. (1824–1897). The Golden Treasury.  1875.
 
R. Graham of Gartmore
 
CXXXIII. "If doughty deeds my lady please"
 
IF doughty deeds my lady please 
  Right soon I'll mount my steed; 
And strong his arm, and fast his seat 
  That bears frae me the meed. 
I'll wear thy colours in my cap,         5
  Thy picture at my heart; 
And he that bends not to thine eye 
  Shall rue it to his smart! 
    Then tell me how to woo thee, Love; 
      O tell me how to woo thee!  10
    For thy dear sake, nae care I'll take, 
      Tho' ne'er another trow me. 
  
If gay attire delight thine eye 
  I'll dight me in array; 
I'll tend thy chamber door all night,  15
  And squire thee all the day. 
If sweetest sounds can win thine ear, 
  These sounds I'll strive to catch; 
Thy voice I'll steal to woo thysell, 
  That voice that nane can match.  20
  
But if fond love thy heart can gain, 
  I never broke a vow; 
Nae maiden lays her skaith to me, 
  I never loved but you. 
For you alone I ride the ring,  25
  For you I wear the blue, 
For you alone I strive to sing— 
  O tell me how to woo! 
    Then tell me how to woo thee, Love; 
      O tell me how to woo thee!  30
    For thy dear sake, nae care I'll take, 
      Tho' ne'er another trow me. 
 
 
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