Legends & Sagas
28: Burd Ellen and Young Tamlane
28.1 BURD ELLEN sits in her bower windowe,
Refrain: With a double laddy double, and for the double dow
Twisting the red silk and the blue.
Refrain: With the double rose and the May-hay
28.2 And whiles she twisted, and whiles she twan,
And whiles the tears fell down amang.
28.3 Till once there by cam Young Tamlane:
Come light, oh light, and rock your young son.
28.4 If you winna rock him, you may let him rair,
For I hae rockit my share and mair.
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28.5 Young Tamlane to the seas hes gane,
And a womens curse in his companys gane.
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