About Merry Musician , 1716, as the “This new Farmer’s Child out-of Merry Wakefield

The latest Shepherd sate your off, The latest reasonable Maid she received nigh He pull’d aside his Bagpipes wond’rous sweet, And you may play’d Melodiously; He play’d her like a tune, Which he produced this reasonable Housemaid Play, O! the brand new Musick regarding thy Bagpipes nice, Can make the my personal Anxiety so you can Band.

O! Shepherd, O! Shepherd, quoth she, Whether your go out do but allow it; I pray today get involved in it me o’er again, To possess fear I ought to skip it, He play’d it once again, As he got done before, And you may offered it reasonable Maid much contentment, They pleas’d her about.

My Dearest Swain quoth she, A good Thousand times adieu; And, if I chance to remove my Way, To locate it, I shall come your way.

Cf. Simpson, BBBM, p. 4 “Ah Cruel bloody fate” [4/4]; Dancing Grasp song “Merry Milkmaids” [6/4]; Pamelia #75 [4/4]; SMM #373. A shorter tune over the same lines is “The Housemaid out-of Tottenham” when you look at the Choyce Drollery , 1656 and you may version variation so you can “London is actually an excellent Area” inside the Tablets to help you Provide Melancholy , IV, 1719. Much the same is actually “This new Hazlebury Girl” for the Cecil Sharp’s MSS and you can “The new Downs and ups” inside the Purslow’s Marrow Skeleton .

[There are various cuckolding reports on eron , Les Cent Nouvelles Nouvelles , and other Renaissance series off popular tales, that were pulled abreast of into reports told for the broadside ballads, which is a popular subject to have broadside ballads. The following is one particular facts of which try set in verse more often than once.

Good Cuckold of the Concur;

The new frollick miller one intic’d a maid, When he performed imagine, in order to resort within his lawless bed; However, she decieved your from their purpose, As well as in their own area his Wife-to-be she delivered. The fresh Tune is actually, New Beds and make

Nearest and dearest does it excite you to tune in to myself tell of a good merry jest one late befell, Because of the as good a good miller as usual applied stone, Yet , was not happy together with his very own. However, he was tricked in the dark, And you may took his personal having anothers mark.

Up on an occasion they chanced therefore, A proper maid toward mill performed go, So you’re able to work their unique father a batch from corn, Brand new miller’s center together with her did shed Yet the guy, &c.

And obtain their purpose proper, He caused the housemaid to stay for hours, And you may told you it will be nearly morn, Ahead of he you may grin’d their corn: Yet , he, &c.

And when your day are complete and you will spent, The home of their house the latest miller ran; He grabbed the maid which have him together, So you can exactly who the guy ergo performed have fun with his language. However, the guy, &c.

Sweet=heart, quoth the guy, I tell thee now, Which i are making a secret hope, Which i which night need to rest that have thee, And thou shalt has thy grist tole-free. However, the guy, &c.

In the home I’ve a secret room, In which not one however, my head traffic do become, Thy rooms around alone is, And that i will come to bed to help you thee. But really the guy, &c.

The brand new song we have found Russe belles femmes from 1 of your own unmarried layer circumstances, and there is copies of the pay attention John Gay’s The Begger’s Opera , Air #forty five, 1728, and you will Charles Coffey’s The fresh new Merry Cobler , Sky #8, 1735

Sweet spirit We prithee end up being posts, That have maidens silence brings consent, It is no mission to say zero, Having We have sworn it are going to be thus. Yet , the guy, &c.

Then so you’re able to his wife the newest miller told you, We elizabeth maid, And you will resort her regarding the parlor below, Getting she’s an effective mans child I understand: But he was misled in the dark, And you can got his personal getting anothers draw.

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