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"O pardon, my soveraine leige," he

said, "O pardon my eight score men and

mee!”

15. Then like a mad man Jonnë laide

about, And like a mad man then fought

hee, Untill a falce Scot came Jonnë be

hinde, And runn him through the faire

boddee.

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nor

10. "Thou shalt have no pardon, thou

traytor strong,
For thy eight score

16. Saying, "Fight on, my merry men all,

And see that none of you be taine; For I will stand by and bleed but

awhile, And then will I come and fight

againe.”

17. Newes then was brought to young

Jonnë Armestrong,
As he stood by his nurses knee,
Who vowed if ere he lived for to be

a man,
O the treacherous Scots revengd

hee'd be.

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thee;
For to-morrow morning by ten of

the clock,
Both thou and them shall hang on

the gallow-tree.”

II. But Jonnë looked over his left

shoulder,
Good Lord, what a grevious look

looked hee!
Saying, "Asking grace of a graceles

face
Why there is none for you nor

me.”

12. But Jonnë had a bright sword by his

side,
And it was made of the mettle so

free,
That had not the king stept his foot

aside,
He had smitten his head from his

faire boddë.

1. It befell at Martynmas,

When wether waxed colde,
Captaine Care said to his men,

We must go take a holde.

Syck, sike, and to-towe 2 sike,

And sike and like to die;
The sikest nighte that ever I

abode,
God lord have mercy on me!

13. Saying, "Fight on, my merry men

all,
And see that none of you be taine;
For rather then men shall say we

were hange'd,
Let them report how we

slaine."

were

2. "Haille, master, and wether you will,

And wether ye like it best”; "To the castle of Crecrynbroghe,

And there we will take our reste.”

14. Then, God wott, faire Eddenbur

rough rose,
And so besett poore Jonnë rounde,
That fowerscore and tenn of Jonnës

best men
Lay gasping all upon the ground.

3. "I knowe wher is a gay castle,

Is builded of lyme and stone; Within their is a gay ladie,

Her lord is riden and gone.” 1 stronghold

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11. "Fetch me my pestilett,

And charge me my gonne, 1 leaned

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19. Then bespake the youngest sonne,

That sat on the nurses knee, Sayth, "Mother gay, geve over your

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It smoldereth me."

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6. Oh lang will his lady

Look oer the castle Down, Eer she see the Earl of Murray

Come sounding thro the town! Eer she, etc.

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6. But toom cam his saddle,

all bloody: to see, Oh, hame cam his guid horse,

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but never cam he!

THE BRAES 3 O’ YARROW

1. "I dreamed a dreary dream this

night,
That fills my heart wi sorrow;
I dreamed I was pouing 4 the heather

green
Upon the braes of Yarrow.

2. “O true-luve mine, stay still and

dine, As ye ha done before, 0;" "O I'll be hame by hours nine, And frae the braes of Yarrow."

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