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Jock o the Side

No: 187; variant: 187D

  1. LIDDISDAILE has ridden a raid, But they had better ha staid at hame; For Michael o Wingfield he is slain, And Jock o the Side they hae taen.
  2. Dinah’s down the water gane, Wi a’ her coats untill her knes, . . . . To Mangerton came she.
  3. . . . . . How now? how now? What’s your will wi me? . . . . . . . .
  4. To the New Castle h[e] is gane.
  5. They have cuttin their yad’s tailes, They’ve cut them a little abune the hough, And they nevir gave oer s. . . . d running Till they came to Hathery Haugh.
  6. And when they came to Chollerton ford Tyne was mair running like a sea. . . . . . . . .
  7. And when they came to Swinburne wood, Quickly they ha fellen a tree; Twenty snags on either side, And on the top it had lang three.
  8. ‘My mare is young, she wul na swim,’ . . . . . . . . . . . .
  9. . . . . ‘Now Mudge the Miller, fie on thee! Tak thou mine, and I’ll tak thine, And the deel hang down thy yad and thee.’