Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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232                    BONNY JOHN SETON.
He made his testament ere he went out, The wiser man was he.
He left his land to his young son,
His lady her dowry,                                                    10
A thousand crowns to his daughter Jean,
Yet on the nurse's knee.
Then out came his lady fair,
A tear into her e'e; Says " Stay at home, my own good lord,               is
O stay at home with me!"
He looked over his left shoulder,
Cried, " Souldiers, follow me!" O then she looked in his face,
An angry woman was she:                                        20
" God send me back my steed again,
But ne'er let me see thee!"
His name was Major Middleton
That manned the bridge of Dee; His name was Colonel Henderson                             25
That let the cannons flee.
His name was Major Middleton
That manned the bridge of Dee; And his name was Colonel Henderson*
That dung Pitmeddin in three.                              so
Some rode on the black and gray, And some rode on the brown,







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