Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 7 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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And Captain Welsh, wi' his wit and skill, Was to guide them on to the Pentland hill.
General Dalyell held to the hill, Asking at them what was their will; And who gave them this protestation, To rise in arms against the nation ?
" Although we all in armour be, If s not against his majesty; Nor yet to spill our neighbour's bluid, But wi' the country we'll conclude."
" Lay down your arms, in the King's name, And ye shall a' gae safely hame;" But they a' cried out wi' ae consent, " We'll fight for a broken Covenant."
" O well," says he, " since it is so, A wilfu' man never wanted woe:" He then gave a sign unto his lads, And they drew up in their brigades.
The trumpets blew, and the colours flew, And every man to his armour drew; The Whigs were never so much aghast, As to see their saddles toom sae fast.
The cleverest men stood in the van, The Whigs they took their heels and ran; But such a raking was never seen, As the raking o' the Bullien Green

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