Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 6 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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74                        DICK O' THE COW.
" But lend me thy bay," Johnie Armstrong can say;
" There's nae horse loose in the stable but he; And I'll either bring Dick o' the Cow again,
Or the day is come that he shall die."
" To lend thee my bay!" the Laird's Jock
" He's worth baith goud and good monie: Dick o' the Cow has away twa horse :
I wish na thou may make him three."
He's tane the laird's jack on his back,
A twa-handed sword that hang by his thigh ; uo
He's tane the steel cap on his head, And on is he gane to follow Dickie.
Then Dickie was na a mile aff the town,
I wat a mile but barely three, Till he's o'ertane by Johnie Armstrong,                iss
Hand for hand, on Cannobie lee.
"Abide, abide now, Dickie, than,
The day is come that thou maun die;"
Then Dickie look'd o'er his left shoulder,
" Johnie, has thou any moe in companie ? 1*1
" There is a preacher in our chapel, And a' the lee-lang day teaches he:
136. A rising-ground on Cannobie, on the borders of Liddea-dale.—P. M.