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Ballad - Roud Number: V20455

Title: The battle of Sherra-muir

First Line: O cam ye here the fight to shun

Authors:  Burns, Robert, 1759-1796

Themes:  Jacobite Rebellion, 1715


IconClass Codes:
46A124: Knight
45C22: Armour
45C13(SWORD)(+1): Hacking and thrusting weapons: sword (+ during the battle)
31A231: Standing figure
32B311(SCOTS): Europeans (with NAME)
41D3: Folk costume, regional costume
31A2351: Sitting on the ground
46C13187: Leading a horse by the reins; rider beside his horse
45H3: Battle
45D12: (military) standard-bearer
31B6(+921): Morphology of human expression (+ threatening; fury)
45C721: Medical aid and nursing of the sick and wounded on the battlefield
45HH52: Putting out of action by wounding - HH - being put out of action


Shelfmark: Harding B 11(184)

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Shelfmark: Harding B 28(8)

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