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Johnnie Cope Lyrics

COPE SENT A CHALLENGE FRAE DUNBAR
SAYING CHAIRLIE MEET ME AN YE DAUR,
AN I'LL LEARN YE THE AIRT O' WAR IF YE'LL COME
TAE THE COALS IN THE MORNING

CHORUS
HEY JOHNNIE COPE ARE YOU A-WALKIN' YET
OR ARE YER DRUMS A-BEATING YET,
IF YE WERE WALKIN' I WAD WAIT TAE GANG
TAE THE COALS IN THE MORNING

WHEN CHAIRLIE READ THE LETTER UPON
HE DREW HIS SWORD HIS SCABBARD FROM,
SAING FOLLOW ME MY MERRY MEN AN WE'LL
MEET JOHNNIE COPE IN THE MORNING

COME NOW JOHNNY BE AS GUID AS YER WORD
AN MEET ME THERE WI' FIRE AND SWORD,
AN DINNA FLEE LIKE A FRICHTENED BIRD
THAT'S RAISED FRAE ITS NEST IN THE MORNING

REPEAT CHORUS

WHEN JOHNNIE COPE HE HEARD O' THIS
HE THOCHT IT WADNA BE AMISS,
TAE HAE A HORSE IN READINESS TAE FLEE FRAE
THE PANS IN THE MORNING

FIE NOW JOHNNIE GET UP AND RIN
FOR THE HIGHLAND BAGPIPES MAK THIER DIN,
IT'S BEST TAE SLEEP IN YER AIN HALE SKIN
FOR IT'LL BE A BLOODY MORNING

REPEAT CHORUS

WHEN JOHNNIE COPE TAE DUNBAR CAM FOLK
SPIERED AT HIM, "WHAUR'S AW YER MEN?"
THE DIEL CONFOUND ME A DINNAE KEN
FOR A LEFT THEM ALL IN THE MORNING

TRUTH QUO JOHNNIE A GOAT SIC A FLEG
WI' THEIR BIG CLAYMORES AND PHILABEGS,
GIN' A FACE THEM AGAIN DIEL BRAK MA LEGS
SAE A WISH YE AW GUID MORNING

REPEAT CHORUS

FAITH NOO JOHNNIE YE ARNA BLATE TA COME
WI' NEWS O' YER AIN DEFEAT,
AN LEAVE YER MEN IN SIC A STATE
SAE EARLY IN THE MORNING

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Record Label(s): 1991 Greentrax Recordings
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