Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 6 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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76
DICK O' THE COW.
He has tane the laird's jack aff his back,              us
The twa-handed sword that hang by his thigh ;
He has tane the steel cap aff his headó
" Johnie, I'll tell my master I met wi' thee."
When Johnie wakened out o' his dream,
I wat a drierie man was he:                                i?°
"And is thou gane, now, Dickie, than ? The shame gae in thy companie !
"And is thou gane, now, Dickie, than ?
The shame gae in thy companie! For if I should live this hundred years,               
I ne'er shall fight wi' a fool after thee." * Then Dickie's come hame to lord and master,
E'en as fast as he may drie ; " Now, Dickie, I'll neither eat nor drink,
Till hie hanged thou shalt be."                       
" The shame speed the liars, my lord!" quo' Dickie;
" That was no the promise ye made to me ! For I'd ne'er gane t' Liddisdale t' steal,
Till I had got my leave at thee."
" But what gard thou steal the Laird's Jock's horse ?                                                                 is.'
And, limmer, what gard thou steal him ? " quo' he;