Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 4 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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When he came to Aberdeen,
And down upon the green,                               so
There did he see Captain Ogilvie,
Training up his men.
" O wo to you, Captain Ogilvie,
And an ill death thou shalt die; For taking to my daughter,                                  35
Hanged thou shalt be."
Duke Gordon has wrote a broad letter,
And sent it to the king, To cause hang Captain Ogilvie,
If ever he hanged a man.                              «
" I will not hang Captain Ogilvie,
For no lord that I see; But I'll cause him to put off the lace and scarlet,
And put on the single livery."
"Word came to Captain Ogilvie,                          «
In the chamber where he lay, To cast off the gold lace and scarlet,
And put on the single livery.
" If this be for bonny Jeany Gordon,
This pennance I'll take wi';                           «
If this be bonny Jeariy Gordon, All this I will dree."