Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 2 of 8 from 1860 edition

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THE TWA BROTHERS. See p. 220.
. Prom Motherwell's Minstrelsy, p. 61.
There were twa brothers at the scule,
And when they got awa,' " It's will ye play at the stane-chucking,
Or will ye play at the ba', Or will ye gae up to yon hill head,                      «
And there we'll warsel a fa' ? "
" I winna play at the stane-chucking,
Nor will I play at the ba'; But I'll gae up to yon bonnie green hill,
And there we'll warsel a fa'."                           »
They warsled up, they warsled down,
Till John fell to the ground; A dirk fell out of William's pouch,
And gave John a deadly wound.
" O lift me upon your back,                                 is
Take me to yon well fair, VOL. ii.                    23