Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 3 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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From Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border, iii. 69. A single improved reading is adopted from a Newcastle chap-book.
" Given, in the first edition, from the recitation of a gentleman, who professed to have forgotten some verses. These have, in the present edition, been partly reĀ­stored, from a copy obtained by the recitation of an ostler in Carlisle, which has also furnished some slight alterations."
" The ballad is remarkable, as containing, probably, the very latest allusion to the institution of brotherĀ­hood in arms, which was held so sacred in the days of chivalry, and whose origin may be traced up to the Scythian ancestors of Odin." Scott.
Gude Lord Graeme is to Carlisle gane,
Sir Robert Bewick there met he, And arm in arm to the wine they did go,
And they drank till they were baith merrie.