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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed. Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
Scotland: Vols. VI–VIII. 1876–79.


Go to Berwick, Johnnie

By John Hamilton (1761–1819)

GO to Berwick, Johnnie;

Bring her frae the Border;

Yon sweet bonny lassie,

Let her gae nae farther.

English loons will twine ye

O’ the lovely treasure;

But we ’ll let them ken

A sword wi’ them we ’ll measure.

Go to Berwick, Johnnie,

And regain your honor;

Drive them o’er the Tweed,

And show our Scottish banner.

I am Rob, the King,

And ye are Jock, my brither;

But, before we lose her,

We ’ll a’ there thegither.