The Harley lyrics

Brook 12; Ker 44

In may hit murgeþ when hit dawes
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In dounes wiþ þis dueres plawes
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ant lef is lyht on lynde
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blesmes bredeþ on þe bowes
     004
al þis wylde wyhtes wowes
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so wel ych vnderfynde
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y not non so freoli flour
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ase ledies þat beþ bryht in bour
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wiþ loue who mihte hem bynde
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so worly wymmen are by west
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one of hem ich herie best
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wymmen were þe beste þing
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þat shup oure heȝe heuene kyng
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ȝef feole false nere
     015
heo beoþ to rad vpon huere red
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to loue þer me hem lastes bed
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when heo shule fenge fere
     018
Lut in londe are to leue
     019
þah me hem trewe trouþe ȝeue
     020
for tricherie to ȝere
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when trichour haþ is trouþe yplyht
     022
byswyken he haþ þat suete wyht
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þah he hire oþes swere
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wymmon war þe wiþ þe swyke
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þat feir ant freoly ys to fyke
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ys fare is o to founde
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so wyde in world ys huere won
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in vch a toune vntrewe is on
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from Leycestre to Lounde
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of treuþe nis þe trichour noht
     031
bote he habbe is wille ywroht
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at steuenyng vmbe stounde
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ah feyre leuedis be on war
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to late comeþ þe ȝeynchar
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when loue ou haþ ybounde
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wymmen bueþ so feyr on hewe
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ne trowy none þat nere trewe
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ȝef trichour hem ne tahte
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ah feyre þinges freoly bore
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when me ou woweþ beþ war bifore
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whuch is worldes ahte
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al to late is send aȝeyn
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when þe ledy liht byleyn
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ant lyueþ by þat he lahte
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ah wolde Lylie leor in lyn
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yhere leuely lores myn
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wiþ selþe we weren sahte
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