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Johnnie Cope - Lyrics

Cope sent a challenge frae Dunbar
Saying Charlie meet me an´ye daur
An´I´ll learn you the art of war
If you´ll meet me in the mornin´

hey, Johnníe Cope are ye waukin yet
Or are your drums a beatin yet
If ye are waukin I wad wait
To gang to the coals in the mornin´

When Charlie look´d theletter upon
he drew his sword the scabbard from
´Come follow me, my merry men
An´we´ll meet Johnnie Cope in the mornin'

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Now Johnnie be as guid as your word
Come let us try baith fire an´sword
An´dinna flee like a frichted bird
That´s chas´d frae it´s nest in the mornin´

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When Jonnie Cope he hearr o´this
He thocht it wadna be amiss
Tohae a horse in readiness
To flee awa in the mornin´

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´Fie Johnnie noo get up and rin
The highland Bagpipes mak a din
It´s best to sleep in a hale Skin
For ´twill be a bloody mornin´

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When Johnnie Cope to Berwick came
They speir´d at him ´Where´s a´your men?´
´The deil confound me I dinna ken
For Ileft them a´in the mornin´

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Now Johnnie trauth ye weren ´y blate
Tae leave yer men in sic a state
And come with the News of yer own defeat
Sae early in the mornin´

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O´Faith quoth Johnnie I got sic flegs
Wi´you Claymores and your Philabegs
If I face them again deil brak my legs
I wish ye a good mornin´

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Writer(s): TRADITIONAL, GILBERT CLYDE H, HINDS ARTHUR MORGAN, MORRIS LARRY A, SULLIVAN BRIAN KEITH

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