Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 7 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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He curs'd, he swore, he baul[le]d out,                    «
He would not stay for fear, man. Vow, fyc.
But at the first he seem'd to be
A man of good renown, man ; But when the grumbling work began,
He prov'd an arrant lown, man.                           w
Against Mar, and a royal war,
A letter he did forge, man ; Against his Prince, he wrote nonsense,
And swore by Royal George, man. Vow, Sfc.
At Poineth boat, Mr. Francis Stewart,                   es
A valiant hero stood, man, In acting of a royal part,
Cause of the royal blood, man. But when at Sheriff Moor he found
That bolting would not do it,                                  70
He, brother like, did quite his ground,
And ne're came back unto it. Vow, Sj-c.
Brunstane said it was not fear That made him stay behind, man;
But that he had resolv'd that day                             n
To sleep in a whole skin, man.
64.  Altered in MS. to " German George."—M.
65.  Brother to Charles, 5th Earl of Moray. Upon his brother's death, 7th October, 1735, he became the 6th Earl. He died in the 66th year of his age, on the 11th December, 1739.—M.