Duke of Gordon's Three Daughters, to which are added, Mary I believ'd thee true and Prince Charlie/Prince Charlie

Prince Charlie.

When Charlie first came to the North,
With the manly looks of a Highland laddie,
Moved every true Scottish heart to warm,
To guard the lad wi‘ the tartan plaidie.

Love, farewell,—friends, farewell,
To guard my king, I’ll bid all farewell.

When king Geordy heard of this,
That he'd gane North to heir his dadie,
He sent Sir John Cope to the North,
For to catch him in his tartan plaidie.

But when Cope come to Inverness,
They told him he was south already:
I must like a lion conquer all,
By virtue of the tartan plaidie.

When they came to Aberdeen,
The English fleet was lying ready
To carry them over to Edinburgh town,
If they’d catch the lad vvi’ the tartan plaidie.

On Prestonpans he formed his clans,
Where many a baby lost its dadie,
Our noble Prince stood on the front,
And wasna ashamed to shew the plaidie.

Sir John Cope address’d his men,
Saying, if you’ll be both stern and steady,
Thirty thousand pounds you’ll have
To catch the lad wi’ the tartan plaidie.

Then our noble Prince address’d his men,
Saying, if you’ll both stern and steady,
I’ll set you down in this Kingdom free,
If you fight with me for to keep the plaidie.

The Duke of Perth was on his right,
The bold Monro and the brave Glengary
From the Isle of Sky the brave Lochiel,
Maclarens bold and brave Macredy.

On Prestonpans he formed his clans,
Regarding neither son nor dadie;
Like the wind of the sky they made them fly,
With every shake of the tartan plaidie.

A painted room and a silken bed,
Will hardly please a German lairdie,
But a far better prince than ere be was
Lay amang the heather in his tartan plaidie

This work was published before January 1, 1928, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.