Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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88                      AKCHIB OF CA'FIELD.
" Now, Jock, my billie," quo' a' the three, " The day was com'd thou was to die;
But thou's as weel at thy ain fire-side,
Now sitting, I think, 'tween thee and me."
They hae gard fill up ae punch-bowl,                  iu
And after it they maun hae anither,
And thus the night they a' hae spent,
Just as they had been brither and brither.
ARCHIE OP CA'FIELD. Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border, ii. 116.
This is substantially the same story as Jock o' the Side. Another version from Motherwell's collection is subjoined.
" Ca'neld, or Calfield," says Scott, " is a place in Wauchopdale, belonging of old to the Armstrongs. In the account betwixt the English and Scottish Marches, Jock and Geordie of Ca'neld, then called Calf-hill, are repeatedly marked as delinquents. History of Westmoreland and Cumberland, vol. i. In­troduction, p. S3."
As I was a-walking mine alane, It was by the dawning of the day,
I heard twa brithers make their mane, And I listen'd weel to what they did say.







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