Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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58                     SIR ANDREW BARTON.
" He is a proud Scott, that robbs on the seas, And Sir Andrewe Barton is his name."
The king lookt over his left shoulder,                    ss
And an angrye look then looked hee; " Have I never a lorde in all my realme,
"Will feitch yond traytor unto mee ? " " Yea, that dare I," Lord Charles Howard sayes;
" Yea, that dare I, with heart and hand; 30 If it please your grace to give me leave,
Myselfe will be the only man."
" Thou art but yong," the kyng replyed,
" Yond Scott hath numbred manye a yeare:" " Trust me, my liege, He make him quail, ss
Or before my prince I will never appeare." " Then bowemen and gunners thou shalt have,
And chuse them over my realme so free ; Besides good mariners, and shipp-boyes,
To guide the great shipp on the sea."               *>
The first man that Lord Howard chose,
Was the ablest gunner in all the realm, Thoughe he was threescore yeeres and ten;
Good Peter Simon was his name. " Peter," sais hee, " I must to the sea,                 *
To bring home a traytor live or dead; Before all others I have chosen thee,
Of a hundred gunners to be the head."

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