Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 6 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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Johnie shot, and the dun deer lap,                         2a
And he's woundit him in the side ;
And atween the water and the wud He laid the dun deer's pride.
They ate sae meikle o' the venison,
And drank sae meikle o' the blude,                  *
That Johnie and his twa gray hunds, - Fell asleep in yonder wud.
By there cam a silly auld man,
And a silly auld man was he ; And he's aff to the proud foresters,                        ss
To tell what he did see.
" What news, what news, my silly auld man,
What news ? come tell to me ;" " Na news, na news," said the silly auld man,
" But what my een did see.                                *j
"As I cam in by yon greenwud,
And doun amang the scrogs, The bonniest youth that e'er I saw,
Lay sleeping atween twa dogs.
" The sark that he had on his back,                      «
Was o' the Holland sma'; And the coat that he had on his back,
Was laced wi' gowd fu' braw."