Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 6 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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But his misdeeds they were sae great, They banish'd him ne'er to return.
Lord Mangerton them orders gave,
" Your horses the wrang way maun a' be shod; so Like gentlemen ye must not seem,
But look like corn-caugers gawn ae road.
" Your armour gude ye maunna shaw,
Nor ance appear like men o' weir; As country lads be all array'd,                                 35
WF branks and brecham on ilk mare."
Sae now a' their horses are shod the wrang way, And Hobie has mounted his grey sae fine;
Jock his lively bay, "Wat's on his white horse be­hind, And on they rode for the water o' Tyne. 40
At the Cholerford they a' light down,
And there, wi' the help o' the light o' the moon, A tree they cut, wi' fifteen naggs upo' ilk side,
To climb up the wa' 0' Newcastle town.
But when they cam to Newcastle town,                «
And were alighted at the wa', They fand their tree three ells o'er laigh,
They fand their stick baith short and sma'.
41. Cholerford is a ford on the Tyne, above Hexham.—S.