EBBA ID: 33076

National Library of Scotland - Crawford 594
 
A New BALLAD / Of the Three Merry Butchers, / And Ten High-way Men, how three Butchers went to pay five Hundred pounds away, and hearing a Woman crying in / the Wood, went to Relieve her, and was there set upon by these Ten High-way Men; and how only stout Johnson / fought with them all, who killed Eight of the Ten; and at last was killed by the woman he went to save in the wood.
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Title A New BALLAD / Of the Three Merry Butchers, / And Ten High-way Men, how three Butchers went to pay five Hundred pounds away, and hearing a Woman crying in / the Wood, went to Relieve her, and was there set upon by these Ten High-way Men; and how only stout Johnson / fought with them all, who killed Eight of the Ten; and at last was killed by the woman he went to save in the wood.
Tune Imprint To an Excellent New Tune.
First Lines I'LL tell you of a Story of lovely Butchers three, / There's Wilson, Gibson, JOhnson, mark well what I shall say,
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