Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 7 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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Their chieftain waa a man of fame,
And doughty deeds had wrought, man, 10 Which future ages still shall name,
And tell how well lie fought, man. For when the battle did begin,
Immediately his Grace, man, Put spurs to Florance, and so ran                           is
By all, and wan the race, man., Vow, tyc.
The Marquis' horse was first sent forth,
Glenbucket's foot to back them, To give a proof what they were worth,
If rebels durst attack them.                                   20
With loud huzzas to Huntly's praise,
They near'd Dumfermling Green, man, But fifty horse, and de'il ane mair,
Turn'd many a Highland clan, man. Vow, fyc.
The second chieftain of that clan,                           25
For fear that he should die, man, To gain the honour of his name,
Rais'd first the mutinie, man. And then he wrote unto his Grace,
The great Duke of Argyle, man,                         a>
And swore, if he would grant him peace,
The Tories he'd beguile, man. Vow, fyc.
15. His horse, so called from having been a present from the Grand Duke of Tuscany.—M.