Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 7 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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Thei sewed hem in schepe skynnes, for thei shuld
not brest, And everilkon of hem a blac batte in stidde of a crest,                                                                      65
A baskett or a panyer before on thaire brest, And a flayle in theire honde ; for to fyzt prest, Forth con thei fare. Ther was kid mycull fors, Who shulde best fend his cors ;                          w
He that hade no gode hors, Borowyd hym a mare.
Sich another clothyng have I not sene ofte, When alle the gret cumpany come ridand to the
crofte; Tibbe on a gray mare was sett up on lofte ; re Upon a secke full of senvye, for she shuld sitt softe, And ledde tille the gappe : Fforther wold she not than, For the luf of no man,
Tille Coppull, hir brode hen,                               so
Were brozt in to hir lappe.
65. MS. Harl. Ilk on toke a blak hat.
72.  MS. Harl. He gat hym a mare.
73.  MS. Harl. gadryng. 78-81. MS. Harl.
For cryeng of the men, Forther wold not Tyb then, Tyl scho had hur brode hen, Set in hur lap.