W]hy is it possible you call which a good looking sleep in which not one lies with the but a servant maid a servant housemaid altho’ she end up being happy’s the man that enjoyeth thee
My] love’s about County out-of Armagh and that i me personally a way-off Oh easily had their particular regarding County from off I would rather than 10 thousand-pound
My personal love are ill and you will should die and you can an effective disappointed man you to big date are We however now the latest weaver enjoyes his satisfaction and you will marry’d to help you thee servant lass a slave lass regardless of if she be happy’s the guy you to enjoyeth shee
The newest broadside ballad “Usually the brand new Weaver and Charity the newest Chambermaid” Rawlinson range, Bodleian, in addition to Pepys Ballads , III, 132, 1987, was published of the Phillip Brooksby, 1671-1685 (his address following alter). New track cited to your broadside is actually “So you’re able to an enjoyable the fresh track; Otherwise, I am an excellent weaver from the my personal exchange. Otherwise, I am just likely, &c,”. Nothing of those audio are understood.
Roy Palmer designs numerous variations with the track within his article ‘The Weaver from inside the Love’, Folk-music Record , 1977, however, Really don’t imagine he set some thing to each other truthfully
At the moment i’ve just eighteenth century duplicates out of “Will new Weaver” (Holloway and you will Black’s Later English Broadside Ballads , We, #123, “The Weaver with his lover” (Palmer’s D text message), and “#38 “Brand new Fair Maid’s wish to see her A-b-c” (Palmer’s C text message, given just below). Continue reading