Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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274                            JOHNIE COPE.
JOHNIE COPE. See p. 168.
Johnson's Museum (1853), vol. iv. p. 220, Eitson's Scottish Songs, ij. 84.
Cope sent a challenge frae Dunbar, " Charlie meet me, an ye daur, And I'll learn you the airt of war, If you'll meet wi' me in the morning." Hey, Johnie Cope ! are ye waking yet t Or are your drums a-beating yet f If ye were waking, I would wait To gang to the coals t the morning.
When Charlie looked the letter upon,                   s
He drew his sword the scabbard from, " Come, follow me, my merry men, And we'll meet Johnie Cope i' the morning." Hey, Johnie Cope! Sfc.
" Now, Johnie, be as good as your word, Come let us try baith fire and sword,                    10
And dinna flee like a frighted bird, Thaf s chased frae its nest i' the morning." Hey, Johnie Cope! fyc.
When Johnie Cope he heard of this, He thought it wadna be amiss To hae a horse in readiness,                                    15
To flee awa i' the morning. Hey, Johnie Cope 1 frc.