Old Ballads: Historical and Narrative, with Some of Modern Date, Volume 1

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King Edgars deception in Love
22
Song of Quven Isabel with the Fall of the Spencers 270
27
A most sweet Song of an English Merchant born in Chichester
28
The freeing of Coventry by Gordina Countess
29
Queen Elizabeths Champion or a Victory obtained
31
Fair Portion for a Fair Maid
35
Country Lass
41
8+Delightful Song of the Four Famous Feasts
44
Maidens Nay or I Love not you
46
Young Palmus and fair Sheldra
50
Marriage of Margaret Daughter of Henry VIII
52
Strange Lives of two Young Princes of England
53
13+Ballad of the Battle of Floddon Field
58
Proper New Song by a Student in Cambridge
59
King Henry the Second crowning his Son in his life
62
Address to a Disappointed Lover wearing a Willow branch
63
The Deceased Maiden Lover
64
The Unfortunate Concubine or Rosamonds Over
68
True Maid of the South
70
The Story of Ill Mayday
76
Pleasant History of Alexander and Lodwicke
77
The Lamentation of Queen Elinor Wife to Henry
78
A Song of an English Knight that married Lady
84
London Lasss Lamentation
85
Lovely Northern Lass
88
Doleful Death of Queen Jane Wife to Henry VIII
91
Fickle Northern Lass
93
Stout Cripple of Cornwall
97
Johnny Armstrongs Last Good Night
101
Lamentation of John Musgrave executed at Ken dal for robbing the Kings Receiver
103
Robin Hood and the Bishop
103
Jockie is Growne a Gentleman
107
Complaint of the Shepherd Harpalus
110
Shepherds Delight
113
22tAnne Askew burnt for heresy
114
Northern Lasss Lamentation
115
A Lovers Praise of his Lady
119
24+Description of a most noble Lady Queen Mary
120
Fain would I have a Pretty Thing
122
Ballad from the Romance of Fragosa and his three 20
125
Maidens Vow that would Marry and knew not how 127 10
126
and Allen a Dale
127
and the Shephe d
132
Maids Complaint of her Mother
133
Rare example of a Virtuous Maid in Paris burnt for Popery
135
Robin Hoods Meeting and Fighting with his Cousin Scarlet
137
The Mad Mans Morrice
139
Queen Elizabeths behaviour at Tilbury
143
Urchins Dance
144
The Elves Dance
145
Old Christmas Returned 146 1
146
The Merry Hostess
150
The Famous Battle between Robin Hood and the Curtal Friar
152
The Little BarleyCorn
156
Robin Hoods famous Avchery before Queen Cathe rine
159
Good Fellows Frolic
162
London Ordinary or every Man in his Humour
166
Chase or Merry Progress between Robin Hood and King Henry
167
The Cruel Shrow
170
Golden Prize
171
Merry Careless Lover
176
The Honour of a London Prentice
178
41 Married Mans Lesson
182
The Noble Fisherman or Robin Hoods Preferment
183
True Lovers Knot untied
184
Maidens Tragedy 209 11
209
turned Beggar
210
42+Englands Darling or Great Britains Joy and Hope
211
Young Seanans Misfortune
213
Dorastus and Faunia
216
Complaint and Lamentation of Mistresse Arden
217
Robin Hood and the Ranger
220
and Little John
224
Lord Wigmore and the Fair Maid of Dunsmore
226
Death of Iffida
227
Rossalinds Ditty
229
Song from the fair Maid of the Exchange
231
Pithiass Lament for the Loss of Damon
232
Old Tithon 234 1
234
ThreeMans Song
235
ThreeMans Song
236
Hedone
239
Lullaby Song
240
Lullaby Song
241
Lullaby Song
242
The May Pole 0
243
40 The Kings Disguise and Friendship with Robin Hood
244
MayDay Song
245
Symptoms of Love
246
Shepherds Love for Philliday
248
Maidens Complaint of her Loves Inconstancy
249
Seldom comes the better
251
40Robin Robin Hood and the Golden Arrow
252
No Constancy in Man
254
Lady Wronged by False Suspect
255
and the Valiant Knight
258
The New Balow
259
Robin Hoods Death and Burial
262
Musidorus and Amadine
263
Epitaph
266
The Merchants Son and BeggarWench of Hull
267
Countrymans Lamentation for the Death of his Cow
268
Take Time while tis offered
272
Wanton Wife of Bath
277
55+ Truths Integrity or Love will find out the way
282
Most excellent Ditty of Sampson and the Phi listines
283
David and BathSheba
291
The Dead Mans Song
297
Edward the Third and the Countess of Salisbury
301
The Turtle Dove
305
The Winning of the Isle of Man by the Earl
308
Mad kind of Wooing
312
Banishment of the Dukes of Hereford and Norfolk
315
Nothing to be had without Money
318
77 Lewd Life of a Marchants Sonne of London
323
62+Song from the Lords Mask
324
Deposition of Richard the Second and his Murder
330
Shepherds Slumber
332
55+Siege of Harfleur and Battle of Agincourt
334
The Barginet of Antimachus
337
The Lover compareth himself to the painful Falconer
340
Merry Ballet of the Hathorne Tree
342
The Woodmans Walk
345
Jaek Doves Resolution
349
The Victory of Agincourt
351
Alphonso and Ganselo
354
The Renewing of Love
360
Cupids Revenge
361
Pleasant Ballad of two Lovers
362

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Page 195 - To her is only known my love, Which from the world is hidden. Go, pretty birds, and tell her so, See that your notes strain not too low, For still, methinks, I see her frown ; Ye pretty wantons, warble. Go, tune your voices...
Page 196 - Go tune your voices' harmony, And sing, I am her lover ; Strain loud and sweet, that every note With sweet content may move her. And she that hath the sweetest voice, Tell her I will not change my choice ; Yet still, methinks, I see her frown ! Ye pretty wantons, warble.
Page 199 - By by lully lullay, Lully lullay thou littell tyne child, By by lully lullay. O sisters too, how may we do, For to preserve this day This pore yongling, for whom we do singe By by lully lullay. Herod the king, in his raging, Chargid he hath this day; His men of might, in his owne sight, All yonge children to slay. That wo is me, pore child for thee, And ever morne and say; For thi parting, nether say nor sing, By by lully lullay.
Page 194 - Trowl the bowl, the jolly nut-brown bowl, And here, kind mate, to thee : Let's sing a dirge for Saint Hugh's soul, And down it merrily.
Page 193 - But O, I spy the cuckoo, the cuckoo, the cuckoo ; See where she sitteth : come away, my joy ; Come away, I prithee : I do not like the cuckoo Should sing where my Peggy and I kiss and toy.
Page 106 - By the moon we sport and play, With the night begins our day : As we dance the dew doth fall, Trip it, little urchins all. Lightly as the little bee, Two by two, and three by three, And about go we, and about go we.
Page 194 - COLD'S the wind, and wet's the rain, Saint Hugh be our good speed: 111 is the weather that bringeth no gain, Nor helps good hearts in need.
Page 7 - The birds sang sweet in the midst of the day ; I dreamed fast of mirth and play ; In youth is pleasure, in youth is pleasure. Methought I walked still to and fro, And from her company I could not go ; But when I waked, it was not so : In youth is pleasure, in youth is pleasure.
Page 110 - All travellers, as they do pass on their way, At gentlemen's halls are invited to stay, Themselves to refresh, and their horses to rest, Since that he must be Old Christmas's guest ; Nay, the poor shall not want, but have for relief, Plum-pudding, goose, capon, minced pies, and roastbeef.
Page 202 - ONCE did my thoughts both ebb and flow, As passion did them move ; Once did I hope, straight fear again,— And then I was in love. Once did I waking spend the night, And tell how many minutes move.

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