Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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HOBIE NOBLE.                            103
And the worst cloak of this companie I hope shall cross the "Waste this day."
There was heaps of men now Hobie before, And other heaps was him behind,                           w>
That had he been as wight as Wallace was, Away brave Noble he could not win.
Then Hobie he had but a laddies sword, But he did more than a laddies deed ;
In the midst of Conscouthart-Green,                          os
He brake it o'er Jersawigham's head.
Now they have tane brave Hobie Noble, "Wi' his ain bowstring they band him sae ;
And I wat heart was ne'er sae sair,
As when his ain five band him on the brae, wo
They have tane him for "West Carlisle;
They ask'd him if he knew the way ; "Whate'er he thought, yet little he said.;
He knew the way as well as they.
They hae tane him up the Ricker-gate ;                ioa
The wives they cast their windows wide,
And ilka wife to anither can say,
" That's the man loos'd Jock o' the Side ! "
l Fy on ye, women ! why ca' ye me man ?
For it's nae man that I'm used like ;                  no
105. A street in Carlisle.