A song in the key of Edor
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Abc sheet music for Johnnie Cope
X:2298 T:Johnnie Cope R:song C:Adam Skirving (1719-1803) Z:id:hn-song-126 M:2/4 L:1/8 Q:1/4=90 K:Edor B, | E>E GA | BE E F/E/ | D>D DF | AA F D | GG AA | Bd F F/F/ | EB AF | E2 E || F | GG/G/ GG/G/ | GB d3/2 G/ | FG A>A | FG A A | GG AA | Bd F3/2 F/ | EB/B/ AF/F/ | E2 E || W:Cope sent a challenge frae Dunbar, W:Sayin "Charlie meet me an' ye daur, W:An' I'll learn you the art o' war, W:If ye'll meet me in the morning." W: W:Chorus: W:O Hey! Johnnie Cope are ye waukin' yet? W:Or are your drums a-beating yet? W:If ye were waukin' I would wait, W:Tae gang tae the coals in the morning. W: W:When Charlie looked the letter upon, W:He drew his sword the scabbard from, W:"Come, follow me, my merry men, W:And we'll meet Johnnie Cope in the morning." W: W:Chorus W: W:Now Johnnie, be as good as your word, W:Come, let us try baith fire and sword, W:And dinna flee like a frichted bird, W:That's chased frae its nest i' the morning. W: W:Chorus W: W:When Johnnie Cope he heard o' this, W:He thought it wouldna be amiss, W:To hae a horse in readiness, W:To flee awa' in the morning. W: W:Chorus W: W:Fye now, Johnnie, get up an' rin, W:The Highland bagpipes mak' a din, W:It's better tae sleep in a hale skin, W:For it will be a bloody morning. W: W:Chorus W: W:When Johnnie Cope tae Dunbar cam, W:They spiered at him, "Where's a' your men" W:"The De'il confound me gin I ken, W:For I left them a' in the morning." W: W:Chorus W: W:Now Johnnie troth, ye werena blate, W:Tae come wi' news o' your ain defeat, W:And leave your men in sic a strait, W:Sae early in the morning. W: W:Chorus W: W:"In faith", quo Johnnie, "I got sic flegs W:Wi' their claymores and their philabegs, W:Gin I face them again, de'il brak my legs, W:So I wish you a' good morning." W: W:Chorus