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EARL RICHARD (B).
Motherwell's Minstrelsy, p. 377. From recitation.
Eakl Richard once on a day, And all his valiant men so wight,
He did him down to Barnisdale, Where all the land is fair and light.
He was aware of a damosel, 5
I wot fast on she did her bound,
With towers of gold upon her head, As fair a woman as could be found.
He said, " Busk on you, fair ladye,
The white flowers and the red; 10
For I would give my bonnie ship, To get your maidenhead."
" I wish your bonnie ship rent and rive, And drown you in the sea j