Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 4 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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" If she be with child," fair Johnie said, 125
" As I trew weel she be, I'll make it heir owre a' my land,
And her my gay ladie."
" But if she be wi' child," her father said, " As I trew weel she be,                             iso
To-morrow again eight o'clock, High hanged thou shalt be."
Out and spoke Johnie's uncle then,
And he spak bitterlie: " Before that we see fair Johnie hanged, 133
We'll a' fight till we die."
" But is there ever an Italian about your court,
That will fight duels three ? For before that I be hanged," Johnie said,
" On the Italian's sword I'll die."             w
" Say on, say on," said then the king,
" It is weel spoken of thee; For there is an Italian in my court
Shall fight you three by three."
O some is to the good green wood,               us
And some is to the plain,
187,140,143, Taillant.