Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 7 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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22           THE BATTLE OF OTTEKBOURNE.
They lighted high on Otterbourne,
Upon the bent sae brown ; They lighted high on Otterbourne,
And threw their pallions down.                              «
And he that had a bonnie boy,
Sent out his horse to grass; And he that had not a bonnie boy,
His ain servant he was.
But up then spake a little page,                                  es
Before the peep of dawnó " 0 waken ye, waken ye, my good lord,
For Percy's hard at hand."
" Ye lie, ye lie, ye liar loud !
Sae loud I hear ye lie:                                                n
For Percy had not men yestreen
To dight my men and me.
" But I have dream'd a dreary dream,
Beyond the If le of Sky; I saw a dead man win a fight,                                      n
And I think that man was I."
He belted on his guid braid sword,
And to the field he ran; But he forgot the helmet good,
That should have kept his brain.                            eo







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