"The Queen of Elfland's Nourice"

Vernon Hill

Ballads Weird and Wonderful (1912)

 

 

 

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The Queen of Elfland's Nourice

 

 

"I heard a cow low, a bonnie cow low,

And a cow low down in yon glen;

Lang, lang will my young son greet

Or his mither bid him come ben.

 

"I heard a cow low, a bonnie cow low,

And a cow low down in yon fauld;

Lang, lang will my young son greet

Or his mither take him frae cauld.

 

"Waken, Queen of Elfland,

And hear your nourice moan."

 

"O moan ye for your meat,

Or moan ye for your fee,

Or moan ye for your bounties

That ladies are wont to gie?"

 

 

 

 

 

 

"I moan na for my meat,

Nor yet for my fee,

But I moan for Christen land

It's there I fain would be."

 

"O nurse my bairn, nourice,

Till he stand at your knee,

An' ye'll win hame to Christen land,

Where fain it's ye would be.

 

"O keep my bairn, nourice,

Till he gang by the hauld,

An' ye'll win hame to your young son,

Ye left when four nights auld."