Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 4 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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278                     LANG JOHNNY MOIR.
" Likewise if I had thought I'd been
Sic a great fright to thee, I'd brought Sir John o' Brskine park;
He's thretty feet and three."
" Wae to the little boy," said the King,                      1m
" Brought tidings unto thee; Let all England say what they will,
High hanged shall he be."
" O if ye hang the little wee boy
Brought tidings unto me,                                              170
We shall attend his burial,
And rewarded ye shall be."
" O take the lady," said the king,
"And the boy shall be free: " "A priest, a priest," then Johnny cried,                    175
" To join my love and me."
"A clerk, a clerk," the king replied,
" To seal her tocher wi' thee " Out it speaks auld Johnny then,
These words pronounced he:                                    iao
" I wantnae lands and rents at hame,
I'll ask nae gowd frae thee ; I am possess'd o' riches great,
Hae fifty ploughs and three ; Likewise fa's heir to ane estate                                     iss
At the foot o' Benachie.
" Hae ye ony masons in this place, Or ony at your call,