Sir Hugh, or the Jew’s Daughter
No: 155; variant: 155O
- IT rains, it rains, in merry Scotland,
It rains both great and small,
And all the children in merry Scotland
Must needs play at ball.
- They toss the ball so high,
And they toss the ball so low;
They toss it into the Jew’s garden,
Where the Jews sate all of a row.
- . . . .
A-dresse:d all in green:
‘Come in, come in, my pretty lad,
And you shall have your ball again.’
- ‘They set me in a chair of state,
And gave me sugar sweet;
They laid me on a dresser-board,
And stuck me like a sheep.
- ‘Oh lay a Bible at my head,
And a Prayer-Book at my feet!
In the well that they did throw me in,
Full five-and-fifty feet deep.’