Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 4 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

Home Main Menu Singing & Playing Order & Order Info Support Search Voucher Codes




Share page  Visit Us On FB



Previous Contents Next
JOHNIE SCOT.                              55
When they were all marching away,
Most pleasant for to see, There was not so much as a married man
In Johnie's companie.                                    a>
Johnie Scot himsell was the foremost man
In the company that did ride; His uncle was the second man,
Wi' his rapier by his side.
The first gude town that Johnie came to, 85
He made the bells be rung; And when he rode the town all owre,
He made the psalms be sung.
The next gude town that Johnie came to, He made the drums beat round;                a>
And the third gude town that he came to, He made the trumpets sound,
Till King Henry and all his merry men A-marvelled at the sound.
And when they came to Earl Percy's yates, w
They rode them round about; And who saw he but his own true love
At a window looking out ?
" 0 the doors are bolted with iron and steel, So are the windows about;                         100







E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III