Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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LANG JOHNNY MOIR. See p. 50.
From Buchau's Ballads of the North of Scotland, i. 248.
There lives a man in Rynie's land,
Anither in Auchindore; The bravest lad amo' them a',
Was lang Johnny Moir.
Young Johnny was an airy blade,                               s
Fu' sturdy, stout, and Strang; The sword that hang by Johnny's side,
Was just full ten feet lang.
Young Johnny was a clever youth,
Fu' sturdy, stout, and wight;                                   10
Just full three yards around the waist,
And fourteen feet in hight.
But if a' be true they tell me now,
And a' be true I hear, Young Johnny's on to Lundan gane,                         is
The king's banner to bear.
He hadna been in fair Lundan
But twalmonths twa or three, Till the fairest lady in a' Lundan
Fell in love wi' young Johnny.                               20







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