Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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JOHNIE OF COCKLESMUIR.                 19
Up bespak the first forester,
The first forester of a'—                                       s>
"And this be Johnie o' Cocklesmuir,
It's time we were awa."
Up bespak the niest forester,
The niest forester of a'— "And this be Johnie Cocklesmuir,                             a
To him we winna draw."
The first shot that they did shoot,
They woundit him on the thie; Up bespak the uncle's son,—
" The niest will gar him die."                                60
" Stand stout, stand stout, my noble dogs,
Stand stout and dinna flee ; Stand fast, stand fast, my gude gray hunds,
And we will mak them die."
He has killed six o' the proud foresters,                 a
And wounded the seventh sair; He laid his leg out owre his steed,
Says, " I will kill na mair."