A recited fragment of the ballad 'Gude Wallace', in which Wallace resolves to make for Perth.
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.
See also: '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