Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 7 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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That I should come wi' armour on, And you a naked man truly."
" Our men shall search our doublets, George, And see if one of us do lie;                                         ro
Then will we prove, wi' weapons sharp, Ourselves true gallants for to be."
Then they threw off their doublets both, And stood up in their sarks of lawn;
" Now, take my counsel," said Sir James,                   n
" Wharton, to thee I'll make it knawn :
" So as we stand, so will we fight,
Thus naked in our sarks," said he; " Fy no I fy no!" George Wharton says,
" That is the thing that must not be.                        «
" We're neither drinkers, quarrellers,
Nor men that cares na for oursell, Nor minds na what we're gaun about,
Or if we're gaun to heav'n or hell.
" Let us to God bequeath our souls,                               85
Our bodies to the dust and clay:" With that he drew his deadly sword,
The first was drawn on field that day.
Se'en bouts and turns these heroes had,
Or e'er a drop o' blood was drawn;                           so
Our Scotch lord, wond'ring, quickly cry'd, " Stout Wharton, thou still bauds thy awn! "