Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 7 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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IXODDEN FIELD.
73
"Away," quoth he, " with this silly fool!
In prison fast let her lye : For she is come of the English blood,
And for these words she shall die."              a
With that bespake Lord Thomas Howard, The Queens chamberlain that day;
" If that you put Queen Margaret to death, Scotland shall rue it alway."
Then in a rage King Jamie did say,                 &
"Away with this foolish mome ! He shall be hang'd, and the other burn'd,
So soon as I come home."
At Flodden-field the Scots came in,
Which made our Englishmen fain;               so
At Bramstone-green this battel was seen, There was King Jamie slain.
Then presently the Scots did fly,
Their cannons they left behind ; Their ensigns gay were won all away,                 35
Our souldiers did beat them blind.
To tell you plain, twelve thousand were slain
That to the fight did stand, And many a prisoner took that day,
The best in all Scotland.                                         «>







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