The Ballads Of Scotland Volume 1

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byWilliam Edmondstoune Aytoun

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ...They caught him shortly in their clocks, Syne band him in a cradle of tree: Why should not Allan honoured be? They brocht him inward in the land, Syne every friend made him a band, While they might either gang or stand, Never a foot frae him to flee: Why should not Allan honoured be? The greatest coward in this land, Frae he wi' Allan enter in band, Tho' he may neither gang nor stand, Yet forty shall not gar him flee: Why should not Allan honoured be? Sir Allan's hewmont is a cup, With a segg feather on its top; Frae hand to hand so does he hop, Till some may neither speak nor see: Why should not Allan honoured be In Yule, when ilk man sings his carol, Gude Allan lies into a barrel; When he is there, he doubts nae peril, To come on him by land or sea: Why should not Allan honoured be 1 Yet was there never so gay a gallan', Frae he met wi' our master Allan, But, gif he hauld him by the hallan, Backward upon the floor falls he! Why should not Allan honoured be? My master Allan grew so stark, While he made mony cunning clerk; Upon their faces he sets his mark, A blude-red nose beside their e'e: Why should not Allan honoured be 1 My master Allan I sair may curse; He leaves nae money in my purse, At his command I maun disburse, Mair nor the twa part o' my fee: Why should not Allan honoured be 1 And last, of Allan to conclude, He is benign, courtass, and gude, And serves us of our daily food, And that with liberalise: Why should not Allan honoured be 1 THE EAID OF THE REIDSWIRE. This ballad appears to have been early committed to writing; and therefore it is probable that it has undergone very little alteration. It refers to a Border encounter between the English and the Scots in the year 1575, during the regency of Morton; and I transcribe the...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ...They caught him shortly in their clocks, Syne band him in a cradle of tree: Why should not Allan honoured be? T...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:74 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217289975

ISBN - 13:9780217289979

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