Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 7 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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Quhilk in this realme has bene full ryfe : Lord help these lands, our wrangs redress. aw
In July, on Saint James his even, That four and twenty dismall day,
Twelve hundred, ten score and eleven Of zeirs sen Chryst, the suthe to say, Men will remember, as they may,                   215
Quhen thus the veritie they knaw, And mony a ane may mum for ay,
The brim battil of the Harlaw.
Ancient Poems, Ballads, and Songs of the Peasantry of England. Percy Society, vol. xvii. p. 52.
" From the singing of the late Francis King, of Skipton in Craven, an eccentric character, who was well known in the western dales of Yorkshire as 'the Skipton Minstrel.' King's version does not contain the third verse, which is obtained, as is also the title, from a modern broadside, from whence also one or two verbal corrections are made, of too trifling a nature to particularize. The tune to which King used to sing it, is the same as that of The Bold Pedlar and Robin Hood."
Another ballad, much inferior in spirit to this, on the Battle of Agincourt, is to be found in The Crown Garland of Golden Roses (ed. 1659), Percy Soc. vol.