Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 4 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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52                             JOHNIE SCOT.
0 word is to the kitchen gane,                        *
And word is to the ha', And word is to the highest towers,
Among the nobles a'.
" If she be wi' child," her father said,
" As woe forbid it be !                                 w
I'll put her into a prison Strang, And try the veritie."
" But if she be wi' child," her mother said,
" As woe forbid it be! 111 put her intill a dungeon dark,                 is
And hunger her till she die."
0 Johnie 's called his waiting man,
His name was Germanie : " It's thou must to fair England gae,
Bring me that gay ladie.                             a>
" And here it is a silken sark, Her ain hand sewed the sleeve;
Bid her come to the merry green wood, To Johnie her true love."
He rode till he came to Earl Percy's gate, ^
He tirled at the pin: " O wha is there ? " said the proud porter;
" But I daurna let thee in."