Lizie Lindsay

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Lizie Lindsay is Child ballad 226, existing in several variants (also known as "Lizzie Lindsay" or "Leezie Lindsay").

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A highland Laird courts Lizie Lindsay in Edinburgh, sometimes after his mother had warned him not to hide his highland origins. Her family warns him off, but her maid encourages her. She finds the highlands hard, but finally he brings her to his family, where he is a lord, and makes her the lady of a great castle.

In some variants, she is told when he is wooing her in Edinburgh that he is a lord, and that is what persuades her to go.

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