Jock of Hazeldean
By Sir Walter Scott, (1771-1832)
  • Notes
  • SALL: shall. COMELY: reverent, well-behaved. LOOT: let. 'HA: hall, house
  • METTLED: spirited. PALFRY: .riding horse for ladies. TAPERS: devotional candles
  • BOWER: boudoir.
  • “Why weep ye by the tide, ladie?
  • Why weep ye by the tide?
  • I’ll wed ye to my youngest son,
  • And ye sall be his bride:
  • And ye sall be his bride, ladie,
  • Sae comely to be seen”-
  • But aye she loot the tears down fa’
  • For Jock of Hazeldean.
  • “Now let this wilfu’ grief be done,
  • And dry that cheek so pale;
  • Young Frank is chief of Errington
  • And lord of Langley-dale;
  • His step is first in peaceful ha’,
  • His sword in battle keen“-
  • But aye she loot the tears down fa’
  • For Jock of Hazeldean.
  • “A chain of gold ye sall not lack,
  • Nor braid to bind your hair,
  • Nor mettled hound, nor managed hawk,
  • Nor palfrey fresh and fair;
  • And you the foremost o’ them a’
  • Shall ride our forest-queen“-
  • But aye she loot the tears down fa’
  • For Jock of Hazeldean.
  • The kirk was deck'd at morning-tide,
  • The tapers glimmer’d fair;
  • The priest and bridegroom wait the bride,
  • And dame and knight are there:
  • They sought her baith by bower and ha’;
  • The ladie was not seen!
  • She’s o’er the Border, and awa’
  • Wi’ Jock of Hazeldean.
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