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First Line: Proud maisie is in the wood
Last Line: Welcome, proud lady!'
Variant Title(s): Madge Wildfire's [death] Song;the Pride Of Youth
Subject(s): Courage; Love; Vanity; Valor; Bravery

PROUD Maisie is in the wood,
Walking so early;
Sweet Robin sits on the bush,
Singing so rarely.

'Tell me, thou bonny bird,
When shall I marry me?'
-- 'When six braw gentlemen
Kirkward shall carry ye.'

'Who makes the bridal bed,
Birdie, say truly?'
-- 'The grey-headed sexton
That delves the grave duly.

'The glow-worm o'er grave and stone
Shall light thee steady;
The owl from the steeple sing
Welcome, proud lady!'

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