"The Twa Corbies"

Vernon Hill

Ballads Weird and Wonderful (1912)




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The Twa Corbies



As I was walking all alane,

I heard twa corbies making a mane;

The tane unto the t'other say,

"Where sall we gang and dine to'day?"


"I behint yon auld fail-dyke,

I wot there lies a new'slain knight;

And naebody kens that he lies there,

But his hawk, his hound, and lady fair.


"His hound is to the hunting gane,

His hawk to fetch the wild-fowl hame,

His lady's ta'en anither mate,

So we may mak' our dinner sweet.


"Ye'll sit on his white hause-bane,

And I'll pike out his bonny blue een;

Wi' ae lock o' his gowden hair

We'll theek our nest when it grows bare.


Mony a one for him makes mane,

But nane sall ken where he is gane;

O'er his white banes, when they are bare,

The wind sall blaw for evermair."