Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 3 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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EARL RICHARD.
269
The lady frowned and sadly blushed, And oh 1 but she thought shame :'
Says," If you are a knight at all,                 
You surely will tell me your name."
" In some places they call me Jack, In other some they call me John;
But when into the Queen's Court,
Oh then Lithcock it is my name."               ro
" Lithcock ! Lithcock!" the lady said, And oft she spelt it over again ;
" Lithcock! it's Latin," the lady said, " Richard's the English of that name."
The Knight he rode, the lady ran,                rt
A live long summer's day ; Till they came to the wan water
That all men do call Tay.
He set his horse head to the water,
Just thro' it for to ride ;                              a
And the lady was as ready as him The waters for to wade.
For he had never been as kind-hearted As to bid the lady ride;
75 et seq. This passage has something in common with Child Waters and Burd EUen.