Friday, 1 January 2021

A north-country song - Anonymous

Says t'auld man tit oak tree,
Young and lusty was I when I kenn'd thee;
I was young and lusty, I was fair and clear,
Young and lusty was I mony a lang year;
But sair fail'd am I, sair fail'd now,
Sair fail'd am I sen I kenn'd thou.

Anonymous (pre 19th century) England
Source: The Nursery Rhymes of England Collected by James Orchard Halliwell, Frederick Warne & Co., 1886 [Project Gutenberg]

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