The Oxford Book of Ballads - online book

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

Home Main Menu Singing & Playing Order & Order Info Support Search Shopping Discounts



Share page  Visit Us On FB

Previous Contents Next
JOLLY WAT
VII
Whan Wat to Bedlem cumen was, He swet, he had gone faster than a pace; He found Jesu in a simpell place, Betwen an ox but and an asse. Ut hoy! For in his pipe he made so much joy.
VIII
' Jesu, I offer to thee here my pipe, My skirt, my tar-box, and my scrip ; Home to my felowes now will I skip, And also look unto my shepe.' Ut hoy ! For in his pipe he made so much joy.
IX
' Now farewell, mine owne herdesman Wat!' ' Yea, for God, lady, even so I hat; Lull well Jesu in thy lap, And farewell, Joseph, with thy round cap !' Ut hoy ! For in his pipe he made so much joy.
x
' Now may I well both hope and sing, For I have bene at Cristes bering; Home to my felowes now will I fling. Crist cf heven to his bliss us bring! ' Ut hoy! For in his pipe he made so much joy.
hat] = am hight, called.
441
Previous Contents Next