Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 6 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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WILLIE "WALLACE.                      235
"In fair Scotland I was born, Crooked carle that I be."
" I would give you fifty pounds,                             w
Of gold and white monie, I would give you fifty pounds,
If the traitor Wallace ye'd let me see."
" Tell down your money," said Willie Wallace, " Tell down your money, if it be good ;            w
I'm sure I have it in my power, And never had a better bode.
" Tell down your money, if it be good,
And let me see if it be fine ; I'm sure I have it in my power                              es
To bring the traitor Wallace in."
The money was told on the table,
Silver bright of pounds fiftie: " Now here I stand," said Willie Wallace,
"And what hae ye to say to me ?"                   
He slew the captain where he stood,
The rest they did quack an' roar ; He slew the rest around the room,
And ask'd if there were any more.
" Come, cover the table," said Willie Wallace, t " Come, cover the table now, make haste ;