Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 3 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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FAUSE FOODRAGE.                          41
They had not been four months married, *
As I have heard them tell, Until the nobles of the land
Against them did rebel.
And they cast kevils them amang,
And kevils them between;                         10
And they cast kevils them amang, Wha suld gae kill the king.
0 some said yea, and some said nay,
Their words did not agree ; Till up and got him, Fause Foodrage, «
And swore it suld be he.
When bells were rung, and mass was sung,
And a' men bound to bed, King Honour and his gay ladye
In a high chamber were laid.                     20
Then up and raise him, Fause Foodrage,
When a' were fast asleep, And slew the porter in his lodge,
That watch and ward did keep.
0 four and twenty silver keys                        a
Hang hie upon a pin ; And aye as ae door he did unlock,
He has fasten'd it him behind.