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THE DEATH OF PARCY REED.
143
" If they be five, and we be four,
Sae that ye stand alang wi' me, Then every man ye will take one,
And only leave but two to me: "We will them meet as brave men ought,                m
And make them either fight or flee."
" We mayna stand, we canna stand,
We daurna stand alang wi' thee; The Crosiers haud thee at a feud,
And they wad kill baith thee and we."              to
" O, turn thee, turn thee, Johnie Ha', 0, turn thee, man, and fight wi' me;
When ye come to Troughend again, My gude black naig I will gie thee;
He cost full twenty pound o' gowd,                           a
Atween my brother John and me."
" I mayna turn, I canna turn,
I daurna turn and fight wi' thee; The Crosiers haud thee at a feud,
And they wad kill baith thee and me."               m
" 0, turn thee, turn thee, Willie Ha', 0, turn thee, man, and fight wi' me ;
When ye come to Troughend again, A yoke o' owsen I'll gie thee."
" I mayna turn, I canna turn,                                     as
I daurna turn and fight wi' thee;







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