Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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42
JOHNIE ARMSTRANG.
" But seeing we must go before the King,
Lord, we will go most gallantly ; Ye shall every one have a velvet coat,
Laid down with golden laces three.
"And every one shall have a scarlet cloak, a
Laid down with silver laces five, With your golden belts about your necks,
With hats and feathers all alike."
But when Johnny went from Giltnock-Hall, The wind it blew hard, and full fast it did rain;
" Now fare thee well, thou Giltnock-Hall,            s>
I fear I shall never see thee again."
Now Johnny he is to Edenborough gone, With his eightscore men so gallantly,
And every one of them on a milk-white steed, ss With their bucklers and swords hanging to their knee.
But when John came the King before, With his eightscore men so gallant to see,
The King he mov'd his bonnet to him,
He thought he had been a king as well as he.w
" 0 pardon, pardon, my sovereign liege, Pardon for my eightscore men and me ;
For my name, it is Johnny Armstrong, And subject of yours, my liege," said he.







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