Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832)
Jock of Hazeldean
1"Why weep ye by the tide, ladie?
2 Why weep ye by the tide?
3I'll wed ye to my youngest son,
4 And ye sall be his bride:
5And ye sall be his bride, ladie,
6 Sae comely to be seen"--
7But aye she loot the tears down fa'
8 For Jock of Hazeldean.
9"Now let this wilful grief be done,
10 And dry that cheek so pale;
11Young Frank is chief of Errington,
12 And lord of Langley-dale;
13His step is first in peaceful ha',
14 His sword in battle keen"--
15But aye she loot the tears down fa'
16 For Jock of Hazeldean.
17"A chain of gold ye sall not lack,
18 Nor braid to bind your hair;
19Nor mettled hound, nor managed hawk,
20 Nor palfrey fresh and fair;
21And you, the foremost o' them a',
22 Shall ride our forest queen"--
23But aye she loot the tears down fa'
24 For Jock of Hazeldean.
25The kirk was deck'd at morning-tide,
26 The tapers glimmer'd fair;
27The priest and bridegroom wait the bride,
28 And dame and knight are there.
29They sought her baith by bower and ha';
30 The ladie was not seen!
31She's o'er the Border and awa'
32 Wi' Jock of Hazeldean.
1] The first stanza of this song is ancient. The others were written for Alexander Campbell's Albyn's Anthology (1816).
Online text copyright © 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department
of English, University of Toronto.
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University of Toronto Libraries.
Original text: Alexander Campbell, Albyn's Anthology (Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd, 1816-18). F-10 727 Fisher Rare Book Library (Toronto).
First publication date:
RPO poem editor: P. F. Morgan
RP edition: 3RP 2.425.
Recent editing: 2:2002/4/3
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