Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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GET UP AND EAR THE DOOE.          125
Quoth he, " Shall I have my money again, Which from me thou hast before-hand ta'en ? " eo " Good sir," quoth she, " there's no such matter; I'll make you pay for fouling the water."
The friar went along the street,
Dropping wet, like a new-wash'd sheep;
Both old and young commended the maid <b
That such a witty prank had play'd.]
Herd's Scottish. Songs, ii. 63.
First printed by Herd in a slightly different form, ed. 1776, ii. 159; also Johnson's Museum, p. 310, and Ritson's Scottish Songs, i. 226. The hero of this story is traditionally known as one Johnie Blunt, who lived on Crawford Moor. Several versions of a song called by his name are current among the Scottish peasantry, one of which is given in Johnson's Museum, p. 376.—This ballad, says Stenhouse, furnished Prince Hoare with one of the principal scenes in his musical entertainment of No Song, no Supper, " acted at Drury Lane in 1790, and since throughout the United King­dom with great success."
It fell about the Martinmas time, And a gay time it was than,