Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 7 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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14           THE BATTLE OP OTTEEBODENE.
For to God I make myne avowe Thys day wyll I not fie."
The blodye harte in the Dowglas armes,              «
Hys standerde stode on hye ; That every man myght full well knowe ;
By syde stode starres thre.
The whyte lyon on the Ynglysh parte,
Forsoth, as I yow sayne,                                     to
The lucetts and the cressawnts both; The Skotts faught them agayne.
Uppon Sent Andrewe lowde cane they crye, And thrysse they schowte on hyght,
And syne marked them one owr Ynglysshe men,»s As I have tolde yow ryght.
Sent George the bryght, owr ladyes knyght,
To name they were full fayne ; Owr Ynglysshe men they cryde on hyght,
And thrysse the schowtte agayne.                      so
Wyth that, scharpe arowes bygan to flee,
I tell yow in sertayne ; Men of armes byganne to joyne,
Many a dowghty man was ther slayne.
The Percy and the Dowglas mette,                       w
That ether of other was fayne;







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