Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 7 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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142                THE GALLANT GRAHAMS.
Now, fare ye weel, Sweet Ennerdale!
Countrie and kin I quit ye free; Cheer up your hearts, brave cavaliers,
For the Grahams are gone to High Germany.
Now brave Montrose he went to France, ei And to Germany, to gather fame;
And bold Aboyne is to the sea, Young Huntly is his noble name.
Montrose again, that chieftain bold,                  m
Back unto Scotland fair he came,
For to redeem fair Scotland's land,
The pleasant, gallant, worthy Graham!
At the water of Carron he did begin,
And fought the battle to the end;                 ro
Where there were kill'd, for our noble king, Two thousand of our Danish men.
Gilbert Menzies, of high degree,
By whom the king's banner was borne;
64. James, Earl of Aboyne, who fled to France, and there died heart-broken. It is said his death was accelerated by the news of King Charles's execution. He became repre­sentative of the Gordon family (or Young Huntly, as the ballad expresses it) in consequence of the death of his elder brother, George, who fell in the battle of Alford. S.
72.    Montrose's foreign auxiliaries, who, by the way, did not exceed 600 in all. S.
73.    Gilbert Menzies, younger of Pitfoddells, carried the