Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 7 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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Brave Forbes to his brother did say,                  a
" 0 brother, dinna ye see ? They beat us back on ilka side,
And we'll be forced to flee."
"Ona! O na ! my brother dear,
O na! that mauna be !                                      bo
You'll tak your gude sword in your hand,
And ye'll gang in wi' me."
Then back to back the brothers brave -
Gaed in amang the thrang, And they swept doun the Hielandmen,              »
Wi' swords baith sharp and lang.
The first ae straik that Forbes strack,
He gar'd Mac Donnell reel; And the neist ae straik that Forbe"s strack,
The brave Mac Donnell fell.                           «>
And siccan a Pitlarichie
I'm sure ye never saw, As was amang the Hielandmen,
When they saw Mac Donnell fa'.
And when they saw that he was dead,                63
They turn'd and ran awa', And they buried him in Legate's Den,
A large mile frae Harlaw.
Some rade, some ran, and some did gang, They were o' sma' record,                                ra
But Forbes and his merry men They slew them a' the road.