Opening verse of 4 lines only. The song tells the story of William Wallace's single-handed victory over thirty English soldiers; this fragment corresponds to the opening two stanzas of Child's F text.
'Ballad Book' (M. Leach, 1955) pp. 433-435
'The Scottish Ballads' (R. Chambers, 1829) pp. 8-13
'Ballads of Scotland' vol. 1 (W. E. Aytoun, 1858) pp. 54-57
'Book of Scottish Ballads' (A. Whitelaw, 1845) pp. 233-237
'Minstrelsy Ancient & Modern' (W. Motherwell, 1827) pp. 364-369
'Ancient Ballads and Songs' vol. 2 (P. Buchan, 1828) pp. 226-228, 338-339
'Andrew Crawfurd's Collection of Ballads & Songs' vol. 2 (E. Lyle, 1996) pp. 28-30
'Traditional Tunes of the Child Ballads' vol. 3 (B. H. Bronson & F. J.
Child, 1959) pp. 107-108