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Musa Pedestris

Three Centuries of Canting Songs and Slang Rhymes (1536 - 1896)

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Author: John S. Farmer
Language: English
Wordcount: 37,866 / 133 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 90.8
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 622
mnybks.net#: 2548
Genres: Poetry, Music
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> [7 night]
[8 By the mass! in the woods]
[9 stocks]
[10 in fetters]
[11 Notes]
[12 addle-pate may swill strong drink]
[13 Let us be off on the road.]

"BING OUT, BIEN MORTS" [Notes]
[1612]

[From O per se O, by THOMAS DEKKER].

Bing out, bien Morts, and toure, and toure,[1]
bing out, bien Morts, and toure;[2]
For all your Duds are bingd awaste,[3]
the bien coue hath the loure.[4]


I

I met a Dell, I viewde her well,[5]
she was benship to my watch; [6]
So she and I, did stall and cloy,[7]
whateuer we could catch. [8]

II

This Doxie dell, can cut bien whids, [9]
and wap well for a win; [10]
And prig and cloy so benshiply, [11]
all the dewsea-vile within. [12]

III

The boyle was vp, wee had good lucke,[13]
in frost, for and in snow;[14]
When they did seeke, then we did creepe,[15]
and plant in ruffe-mans low.[16]

IV

To Stawling Kenne the

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