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Thread #168376 Message #4068093
Posted By: Jim McLean
12-Aug-20 - 04:54 AM
Thread Name: Clerk Saunders Herd's Manuscripts
Subject: RE: Clerk Saunders Herd's Manuscripts
It's fairly simple, Clerk Sauders was 'run through' with a 'lang, lang, sword' i.e. the iron.
The Scottish words have been explained, 'strappit through the strae=wiped it through the straw, wot=know, Lang=long, garred=made, gae=go.
By the way, Kinloch's Sxottish Ballads, p.233, has 'I wot he garrd could iron go'.