Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 6 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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THE LADS OF WAJIPHEAT.                 171
As soon as the Galliard the Crichton saw, Behind the saugh-bush he did draw;                     so
And there the Crichtons the Galliard hae ta'en, And nane wi' him but "Willie alane.
" O Simmy, Simmy, now let me gang,
And I'll never mair do a Crichton wrang!
0 Simmy, Simmy, now let me be,                          ss
And a peck o' gowd I'll give to thee!
" O Simmy, Simmy, now let me gang, And my wife shall heap it with her hand!" But the Crichtons wadna let the Galliard be, But they hang'd him hie upon a tree.                   «
0 think then Willie he was right wae, "When he saw his uncle guided sae; " But if ever I live "Wamphray to see, My uncle's death avenged shall be !"
Back to Wamphray he is gane,                              45
And riders has raised mony a ane; Saying—" My lads, if ye'll be true, Ye shall a' be clad in the noble blue."
Back to Nithsdale they have gane, And awa' the Crichtons' nowt hae ta'en;               so
But when they cam to the Wellpath-head, The Crichtons bade them light and lead. 61-63. The Wellpath is a pass by which the Tohnstones