Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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114                      JASIIE TELFEK, ETC. •
" I wad lourd have had a winding-sheet,
And helped to put it ower his head,                  iro
Ere he had been disgraced by the Border Scot, Whan he ower Liddel his men did lead !"
There was a wild gallant amang us a', His name was "Watty wi' the Wudspurs,
Cried—" On for his house in Stanegirthside, w* If ony man will ride with us ! "
When they cam to the Stanegirthside, They dang wi' trees, and burst the door ;
They loosed out a' the Captain's kye,
And set them forth our lads before.                   iso
There was an auld wyfe ayont the fire,
A wee bit o' the Captain's kin— " Whae dar loose out the Captain's kye,
Or answer to him and his men ? "
" It's I, Watty Wudspurs, loose the kye,              isj
I winna layne my name frae thee ; . And I will loose out the Captain's kye, In scorn of a' his men and he."
Whan they cam to the fair Dodhead,
They were a wellcum sight to see ;                   
For instead of his ain ten milk kye,
Jamie Telfer has gotten thirty and three.
175. A house belonging to the Foresters, situated on the English side of the Liddel.—S.