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A Selection Of The Best English Lyric Ballads Chosen & Edited by Arthur Quiller-Couch

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JOLLY WAT
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The shepard on a hill he stode ; Round about him his shepe they yode ; He put his hond under his hode, He saw a star as rede as blode. Ut hoy!
For in his pipe he made so much joy.
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IV
The shepard said anon right, ' I will go see yon ferly sight, Whereas the angel singeth on hight, And the star that shineth so bright.' Ut hoy! For in his pipe he made so much joy.
v ' Now farewell, Mall, and also Will! For my love go ye all still Unto I cum again you till, And evermore, Will, ring well thy bell.' Ut hoy ! For in his pipe he made so much joy.
VI
i Now must I go there Crist was born ; Farewell ! I cum again to-morn. Dog, kepe well my shepe fro the corn, And warn well "Warroke " when I blow my horn!' Ut hoy ! For in his pipe he made so much joy.
yode] went.          hode] hood.          ferly] marvellous.
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