Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 7 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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A gay gyrdull Tibbe hade [on], borowed for the
nones, And a garland on hir hed, full of ruell bones, And a broch on hir brest, full of saphre stones, The holy rode tokynyng was writon for the nones:                                                  • 85
For no spendyng they [had] spare[d]. When joly Jeynken wist hir thare, He gurde so fast his gray mare, That she lete a fowkyn fare
At the rerewarde.                                              so
" I make a vow," quod Tibbe, " Coppull is comyn
of kynde; I shalle falle fy ve in the felde, and I my flayle
fynde." " I make a vow," quod Hudde, " I shalle not leve
behynde; May I mete with Lyarde, or Bayarde the blynde,
82. on. MS. Harl.
85.  MS. Harl. With the holy, &c. wrotyn.
86.  Wolde they spare. Wright.
v. 91-99. Stands thus in MS. Harl. " I wow to God," quoth Herry, " I schal not lefe hehynde, May 1 mete wyth Bernard on Bayard the blynde. Ieh man kepe hym out of my wynde, For whatsoever that he be before me I fynde, I wot I schall hym grove."
" Wele sayd," quoth Hawkyn,
" And I wow," quoth Dawkyn,
" May I mete wyth Tomkyn, Hys flayle I schal hym reve."