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242 THE BATTLE OP PENTLAND HILLS.
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