Early English Poetry, Ballads, And Popular Literature Of The Middle Ages (volume 23)

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byPercy Society

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1848. Excerpt: ... LXIX. JOAN'S ALE WAS NEW. (From Ancient Poems, Ballads, &c., by J. H. Dixon, Percy Society's edition, pp. 206-8. See also Chappell's Collection, and D'Urfey's Pills, &c. v, 62-4.) There were six jovial tradesmen, And they all set down to drinking, For they were a jovial crew; They sat themselves down to be merry; And they called for a bottle of sherry, You're welcome as the hills, says Nolly, While Joan's ale is new, brave boys, While Joan's ale is new. The first that came in was a soldier, With his firelock over his shoulder, Sure no one could be bolder, And a long broad sword he drew: He swore he would fight for England's ground, Before the nation should be run down, He boldly drank their healths all round, While Joan's ale was new. The next that came in was a hatter, Sure no one could be blacker, And he began to chatter, Among the jovial crew: He threw his hat upon the ground, And swore every man should spend his pound, And boldly drank their healths all round, While Joan's ale was new. The next that came in was a dyer, And he sat himself down by the fire, For it was his heart's desire To drink with the jovial crew: lie told the landlord to his face, The chimney-corner should be his place, And there he'd sit and dye his face, While Joan's ale was new. The next that came in was a tinker, And he was no small beer drinker, And he was no strong ale shrinker, Among the jovial crew: For his brass nails were made of metal, And he swore he'd go and mend a kettle, Good heart, how his hammer and nails did rattle, When Joan's ale was new. The next that came in was a taylor, With his bodkin, shears, and thimble, He swore he would be nimble Among the jovial crew: They sat and they called for ale so stout, Till the poor taylor was almost broke, And was forced to go ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1848. Excerpt: ... LXIX. JOAN'S ALE WAS NEW. (From Ancient Poems, Ballads, &c., by J. H. Dixon, Percy Society's edition, pp. 206-8. See also Chap...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217831206

ISBN - 13:9780217831208

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