A PEPYSIAN GARLAND - online book

Black-letter Broadside Ballads Of The years 1595-1639

Home Main Menu Singing & Playing Order & Order Info Support Search Voucher Codes



Share page  Visit Us On FB

Previous Contents Next
FRANCIS' NEW JIG
19   F.1 Nay neighbour Richard be content,
thou hast no wrong at all: Thy wife hath done thee right, and pleasurde me this night. F. This frets mee to the gall. Good wife forgiue me this offence,
I doe repent mine ill. W. I thank you with mine hart, for playing this kind part, though sore against your2 will.
20   Nay gentle husband frowne not so,
for you haue made amends: I thinke it is good gaine, to haue ten pound for my paine3:
then let vs both be friends. F. Ashamed I am and know not what to say,
good wife forgiue this crime4: Alasse I doe repent. W. Tut I could be content,
to be serued so many a time.
21    F. Good neighbour Richard be content,
ile woo thy wife no more: I haue enough of this. W. Then all forgiuen is.
I thanke thee Dick therefore. And to thy wife ile giue this gold,
I hope youle not say no: Since I haue had the pleasure, let her enioy the treasure.
F. Good wife let it be so5.
22    B. I thank you gentle Mistris. R. Faith & so do I.
sir, learne your owne wife to know: And shoote not in the darke, for feare you mis the marke. B. He hath paid for this I trow.
1  Read W. The wife addresses Richard in the first two lines and her husband in the last line.
2  my S.                                3 paynes S.
4 me this tyme S.                 5 S. ends here.
9
Previous Contents Next






E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III