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Johnny Scot
4.  Saying, "Away to old England I must go, King Ed'ard has sent for me."
"Away to old England if you do go,, I doubt you coming back. Five hundred of our best life-guards^ Shall bear you company."
5. He dressed his servants all in green; Hisself he dressed in white.
And every town that he rode through, They tuk him to be some knight.
6. He rode till he come to King Ed'ard's gate. He dingled there at the ring,
And no one was so ready as Ed'ard himself To rise and let him come in.
7. "Is this young Johnny Scot ?" he said, "Or old Johnny Scotling's son,
Or is it the young bastard-getter From Scotland has come in ?"
8. "It is not young Johnny Scot, Nor old Johnny Scotling's son; This is the very grand Scot Lord, And Johnny Scot is my name."
9. This young lady come peeping down stairs. "Come down, come down," said he.
"Oh, no, I have to wear the studdiest1 steel Instead of the beating gold."
10. "If it's mine," young Johnny he said, "And mine I expect it to be, I will make it the heir of all my land, And you my gaily dee."
1 Sturdiest.
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