THERE was four and twenty gentlemen, As they were ridin by, And aff there loups the head o them, Cums in to this fair may. 2. 'It's a mark and a mark and a misty night, And we canna know the way; And ye wad be as gude to us As shew us on the way.' 3. 'Ye'll get a boy for meat,' she says, 'Ye'll get a boy for fee, . . . . That will shew you the right way.' 4. 'We'll get a boy for meat,' he says, 'We'll get a boy for fee, But we do not know where to seek That bonny boy out.'
- 'It's foul befa my auld father's men, An ill death mat they die! They've biggit the ewe bucht sae far frae the town They've tristed the men to me.'