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Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. (1863–1944).  The Oxford Book of Ballads.  1910.
 
95. The Bonny Earl of Murray
 
 
I

YE Highlands and ye Lawlands,
  O where hae ye been?
They hae slain the Earl of Murray,
  And hae laid him on the green.
 
II

Now wae be to thee, Huntley!
        5
  And whairfore did ye sae!
I bade you bring him wi’ you,
  But forbade you him to slay.
 
III

He was a braw gallant,
  And he rid at the ring;        10
And the bonny Earl of Murray,
  O he might hae been a king!
 
IV

He was a braw gallant,
  And he play’d at the ba’;
And the bonny Earl of Murray        15
Was the flower amang them a’!
 
V

He was a braw gallant,
  And he play’d at the gluve;
And the bonny Earl of Murray,
  O he was the Queen’s luve!        20
 
VI

O lang will his Lady
  Look owre the Castle Downe,
Ere she see the Earl of Murray
  Come sounding through the town!
 

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