Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 7 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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128 SIR JOHN suckling's campaign.
March'd to the market-place,
There he did stand • There many prisoners
Of good account were took; Many crav'd mercy,
And mercy they found. Dub a-dub, &c.
When as our general
Saw they delayed time, And would not ransom
The town as they said, With their fair wainscots,
Their presses and bedsteads, Their joint-stools and tables,
A fire we made : And when the town burnt in a flame,
With tan-ta-ra, tan-ta-ra-ra, From thence we came.
" When the Scottish Covenanters rose up in arms, and advanced to the English borders in 1639, many of the courtiers complimented the king by raising forces at their own expense. Among these none were more distinguished than the gallant Sir John Suck-