Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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EARL RICHARD (B). See p. 260.
From'Kinlooh's Ancient Scottish Ballads, p. 15.
There was a shepherd's dochter
Kept sheep on yonder hill; Bye cam a knicht frae the king's court,
And he wad hae his will.
Whan he had got his wills o' her,                        s
His will as he has tane; " Wad ye be sae gude and kind,
As tell to me your name ? "
" Some ca's me Jock, some ca's me John, Some disna ken my name ;                              10
But whan I'm in the king's court, Mitchcock is my name."
" Mitchcock ! hey !" the lady did say,
And spelt it oure again; " If that's your name in the Latin tongue, is
Earl Richard is your name ! "
O jumpt he upon his horse,
And said he wad gae ride; Kilted she her green claithing,
And said she wad na bide.                               »