Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 6 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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" I often took to my mother                                         35
The dandoo and the roe ; But now I'l take to my mother
Much sorrow and much woe.
" I often took to my mother
The dandoo and the hare;                                      30
But now I'l take to my mother
Much sorrow and much care."
Fifteen foresters in the braid alow,
And they are wondrous fell; To get a drop of Johnny's heart bluid,
They would sink a' their souls to hell.
Johnny Cock has gotten word of this,                      5
And he is wondrous keen ; He['s] custan afF the red scarlet,
And on ' wi' the Linkum green.
And he is ridden oer muir and muss,
And over mountains high,                                       10
Till he came to yon wan water;
And there Johnny Cock did lie.
lie's taen out a horn from his side,
And he blew both loud and shrill, Till a' the fifteen foresters                                           is
Heard Johnny Cock blaw his horn.

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