Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 1 of 8 from 1860 edition

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THE HORN OF KING ARTHUR.              25
And wold haue ben a wey. Thenvith the kyng gan hyr behold,               iso
And seyd he schuld neuer be so bold,
The soth agene to sey.
" Cokwoldes no mour I wyll repreue, Ffor I ame ane, and aske no leue,
Ffor all my rentes and londys.                     
Lordyngs, all now may je know That I may dance in the cokwold row,
And take 50U by the handes."
Than seyd thei all at a word,
That cokwoldes schuld begynne the bord, 200
And sytt hyest in the halle. " Go we, lordyngs, all [and] same, And dance to make vs gle and game,
Ffor cokwolds haue no galle."
And after that sone anon,                                     20a
The kyng causyd the cokwolds ychon
To wesch withouten les ; Ffor ought that euer may betyde, He sett them by hys awne syde,
Vp at the hyje dese.                                         ao
The kyng hymselff a gurlond fette; Uppon hys hede he it sette,
Ffor it myght be non other, And seyd, " Lordyngs, sykerly,