Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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BONNT JOHN SETON.
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But the bonny John Seton Lay gasping on the ground.
Then bye there comes a false Forbes,                      3j
Was riding from Driminere; Says " Here there lies a proud Seton,
This day they ride the rear."
Cragievar said to his men,
" You may play on your shield;                              <o
For the proudest Seton in all the Ian'
This day lies on the field."
" O spoil him, spoil him," cried Cragievar,,
" Him spoiled let me see; For on my word," said Cragievar,                              45
" He had no good will at me."
They took from him his armour clear,
His sword, likewise his shield; Yea they have left him naked there
Upon the open field.                                                     so
The Highland men, they're clever men
At handling sword and shield, But yet they are too naked men
To stay in battle field.
The Highland men are clever men                            55
At handling sword or gun,
39. Sir William Forbes of Cragievar. 65-62. The Highlanders were thrown into great conster­nation by cannon shot, to which they were not accustomed.







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