The Knight and the Shepherd’s Daughter

No: 110; variant: 110L

  1. ‘I LEARNED it in my father’s bower, And I learned it for the better, That every water I coudna wade, I swam it like an otter, With my low silver ee.
  2. ‘I learned it in my father’s bower, And I learned it for my weel, That every water I coudna wade, I swam it like an eel.’
  3. And he cam hirpling on a stick, And leaning on a tree: ‘Be he cripple, or be he blind, The same man is he.’