Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 6 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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" God be withee, Kirsty, my brither, Lang live thou Laird of Mangertoun !
Lang mayst thou live on the Border syde, in Or thou se thy brither ryde up and doun.
" And God be withee, Kirsty, my son, Whair thou sits on thy nursees knee !
But and thou live this hundred yeir,
Thy fathers better thou'lt never be.              120
Farweil, my bonny Gilnock-Hall,
Whair on Esk syde thou standest stout!
Gif I had leived but seven yeirs mair, I wald haif gilt thee round about."
John murdred was at Carlinrigg,                      in
And all his galant companie; But Scotlands heart was never sae wae,
To see sae mony brave men die.
Because they savd their country deir
Frae Englishmen : nane were sae bauld, iao
Whyle Johnie livd on the Border syde, Nane of them durst cum neir his hald.

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