Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 7 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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The Solemn League and Covenant               . ss
Came whigging up the hills, man; Thought Highland trews durst not refuse
For to subscribe their bills then. In "Willie's name, they thought nae ane
Durst stop their course at a', man,                 30
But hur-nane-sell, wi mony a knock,
Cry'd, " Furich-Whigs awa'J" man.
Sir Evan Du, and his men true,
Came linking up the brink, man ; The Hogan Dutch they feared such,                  as
They bred a horrid stink then. The true Maclean and his fierce men
Came in amang them a' man; Nane durst withstand his heavy hand,
All fled and ran awa' then.                             *>
OK on a ri, Oh' on a ri,
Why should she lose King Shames, man ? Oh' rig in di, Oh' rig in di,
She shall break a' her banes then; With furichinish, an' stay a while,                   «
And speak a word or twa, man, She's gi' a straike, out o'er the neck,
Before ye win awa' then.
O fy for shame, ye're three for ane,
Hur-nane-sell's won the day, man ;                so
King Shames' red-coats should be hung up,