Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 7 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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Sir David frae the Border came,                    «
Wi' heart an' hand came he; Wi' him three thousand bonny Scots,
To bear him company.
Wi' him three thousand valiant men,
A noble sight to see !                                    ">
A cloud o' mist them weel conceal'd, As close as e'er might be.
When they came to the Shaw burn, Said he, " Sae weel we frame,
I think it is convenient                                    is
That we should sing a psalm."
When they came to the Lingly burn.
As daylight did appear, They spy'd an aged father,
And he did draw them near.                       a>
" Come hither, aged father!"
Sir David he did cry, " And tell me where Montrose lies,
With all his great army."
13. A small stream that joins the Ettrick near Selkirk, on the south side of the river. S.
16.   Various reading: "That we should take a dram." S.
17.   A brook which falls into the Ettrick, from the north, a little abovethe Shaw burn. S.