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Border Ballad “Little Jock Elliot”

“Little Jock Elliot”
Border Ballad

Wha daur meddle wi’ me?
Wha daur meddle wi’ me?
My name is little Jock Elliot,
And wha daur meddle wi’ me?

I ride on my fleet-footed grey,
My sword hangind doun by my knee,
My name is little Jock Elliot,
And wha daur meddle wi’ me?

In raids I ride always the foremost,
My straik is the first in melee,
My name is little Jock Elliot,
And wha daur meddle wi’ me?

I ne’er was afraid of a foe,
Or yield I liefer wad die;
My name is little Jock Elliot,
And wha daur meddle wi’ me?

I’ve vanquished the Queen’s Lieutenant,
And garr’d her troopers flee;
My name is little Jock Elliot,
And wha daur meddle wi’ me?

Wha daur meddle wi’ me?
Wha daur meddle wi’ me?
My name is little Jock Elliot,
And wha daur meddle wi’ me?

References:
“The Illustrated Border Ballads: The Anglo-Scottish Frontier”, by John Marsden

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