The Fause Knight on the Road
1: The False Knight upon the Road

Versions from the Singing Tradition
1: The False Knight upon the Road
As sung by Belle Stewart, New Alyth, Blairgowrie, Perthshire
2: The False Knight upon the Road
As recited by Duncan Johnstone, Birnam, Dunkeld
3: The Dark Knight upon the Road
As sung by Martha (Peasie) Reid, Birnam, Dunkeld
4: The Dark Knight upon the Road
As sung by Ted Fury of Dublin in St Andrews, Fife
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As sung by Belle Stewart, Blairgowrie, Perthshire. August 1964.

'O where are ye going?'
Said the false knight upon the road;
'I am going to the school.'
Said the wee boy an still he stood.

'What is that upon your back?'
Said the false knight upon the road;
'That's ma bannock and ma book'
Said the wee boy an still he stood.

'Oh will you give me a share?'
Said the false knight upon the road;
'No I'll not give you a share,'
Said the wee boy an' still he stood.'

'Oh if I had you on the sea,
Said the false knight upon the road;
'And a good ship under me,'
Said the wee boy an' still he stood.'

'If I had you in the well,
Said the false knight upon the road;
'And you were down in hell,'
Said the wee boy an' still he stood.'

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