Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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HUGHIE THE GRiEME. From Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border, iii. 110.
Gude Lord Scroope's to the hunting gane, He has ridden o'er moss and muir ;
And he has grippet Hughie the Graeme, For stealing o' the Bishop's mare.
" Now, good Lord Scroope, this may not be ! * Here hangs a broadsword by my side ;
And if that thou canst conquer me, The matter it may soon be tryed."
" I ne'er was afraid of a traitor thief;
Although thy name be Hughie the Graeme, m " I'll make thee repent thee of thy deeds,
If God but grant me life and time."
" Then do your worst now, good Lord Scroope, And deal your blows as hard as you can ;
It shall be tried within an hour,                             u
Whieh of us two is the better man."
But as they were dealing their blows so free,
And both so bloody at the time, Over the moss came ten yeomen so tall,
All for to take brave Hughie the Graeme. a>