Moira Kerr - Johnny Cope
'Johnnie Cope' & 'Highland Harry' - by Moira Kerr
Filmed on my way home from a job,. The Jacobite Song 'Johnnie Cope' about the Battle of Prestonpans and 'Highland Harry' both by Moira Kerr, visit her website for CD's and DVD's and help support this wonderful singer http://www.moirakerr.com/cd.htm Lyrics for 'Johnnie Cope' Cope sent a letter frae Dunbar - Charlie, meet me an' ye daur, And I'll learn you the art o' war, If you'll meet me in the morning. Chorus; Hey Johnnie Cope are ye waukin' yet? Or are your drums a-beating yet? If ye were waukin' I wad wait To gang to the coals i' the morning. When Charlie look'd the letter upon' He drew his sword the scabbard from; Come follow me, my merry merry men, And we'll meet Johnnie Cope in the morning. When Johnnie Cope he heard o' this, He thought it wadna be amiss, To hae a horse in readiness To flee awa' in the morning. Fy now, Johnnie get up and rin, The Highland bagpipes mak' a din; It is best to sleep in a hale skin For 'twill be a bluidy morning. When Johnnie Cope to Dunbar came, They speir'd at him, Where's a' your men? The deil confound me gin I ken, For I left them a' i' the morning. Now, Johnnie troth ye are na blate, To come wi, news o' your ain defeat, And leave your men in sic a strait Sae early in the morning. Oh! faith quo' Johnnie, I got sic flegs, Wi' their claymores and philabegs; If I face them again, deil brak my legs - So I wish you a gude morning.