Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 5 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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" This strange and whimsical performance is taken from a very rare and curious publication, entitled Deuteromelia: or the second part ofmusicks melodie, or melodius musicke, 1609.
" In the collection of old printed ballads made by Anthony a Wood, is an inaccurate copy of this ancient and singular production, in his own hand-writing. " ' This song,' says he, ' was esteemed an old song before the rebellion broke out in 1641.'" Ritson's Robin Hood, ii. 204.
By Lands-dale hey ho,
By mery Lands-dale hey ho, There dwelt a jolly miller,
And a very good old man was he, hey ho.
He had, he had and a sonne a,                         »
Men called him Kenold, And mickle of his might
Was he, was he, hey ho.
And from his father a wode a,
His fortune for to seeke,                               w
From mery Lands-dale
Wode he, wode he, hey ho.