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Archie o Cawfield

No: 188; variant: 188E

  1. . . . . . . . . ‘We’ll awa to bonnie Dundee, And set our brither Archie free.’
  2. They broke through locks, and they broke through bars, And they broke through everything that cam in their way, Until they cam to a big iron gate, And that’s where brother Archie lay. [Little John says]
  3. . . . . ‘O brither Archie speak to me, . . . . For we are come to set ye free.’
  4. . . . . ‘Such a thing it canna be, For there’s fifty pund o gude Spanish airn Atween my neckbane and my knee.’