Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 6 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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Or THE FAIR DODHEAD.                 Ill
" Ride by the gate at Priesthaughswire,                iojs
And warn the Currors o' the Lee ; As ye cum down the Hermitage Slack,
"Warn doughty Willie o' Gorrinberry."
The Scotts they rade, the Scotts they ran,
Sae starkly and sae steadilie,                              no
And aye the ovver-word o' the thrang "Was—" Rise for Branksome readilie !"
The gear was driven the Frostylee up,
Frae the Frostylee unto the plain, Whan Willie has look'd his men before,               ns
And saw the kye right fast drivand.
" Whae drives thir kye ? " gan Willie say,
" To make an outspeekle o' me ? " " It's I, the Captain o' Bewcastle, Willie;
I winna layne my name for thee." .                 120
" 0 will ye let Telfer's kye gae back ?
Or will ye do aught for regard o' me ? Or, by the faith of my body," quo' Willie Scott,
" I'se ware my dame's cauf skin on thee."
105. The pursuers seem to have taken the road through the hills of Liddesdale, in order to collect forces, and inter­cept the forayers at the passage of the Liddel, on their return to Bewcastle. The Ritterford and Kershope-ford, after-men­tioned, are noted fords on the river Liddel.—S.
113. The Frostylee is a brook, which joins the Teviot, near Mosspaul.—S.