Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 7 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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262          THE BATTLE OF SHEKIFF-MUIK.
See how they scale, and turn their tail, And rin to flail
And plow, man. m
W. But now brave Angus comes again
Into the second fight, man ; They swear they'll either dye or gain, No foes shall them affright, man:
Argyle's best forces they'll withstand,                     eo
And boldly fight them sword in hand, Give them a general to command, A man of might, that will but fight, And take delight to lead them right, And ne'er desire                                                        as
The flight, man.
But Flandrekins they have no skill
To lead a Scotish force, man ; Their motions do our courage spill,
And put us to a loss, man.                                             ro
You'll hear of us far better news, When we attack like Highland trews, To hash, and slash, and smash and bruise, Till the field, tho' braid, be all o'erspread, But coat or plaid, wi' corpse that's dead 75 In their cold bed,
That's moss, man.
T. Twa gen'rals frae the field did run, Lords Huntley and Seaforth, man ;
67. By Flanderkina are meant Lieutenant-General Fander-beok and Colonels Bantzaw and Cromstrom.Hogq.