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MAY NO MAN SLEPE IN YOURE HALLE

May no man slepe in youre halle
  For dogges,
    Madame,
  For dogges,
    Madame,
      But gyf he haue a tent of xv ynche
  With twey clogges
  To dryue awey the dogges,
    Madame.
  Iblessyd be such Clogges
  That gyuef such bogges
  By twyne my lady legges
  To dryue awey the dogges,
    Madame.

May no man slepe in youre halle
  For rattys,
    Madame,
  For rattys,
    Madame,
      But gyf he haue a tent of xv enche
  Wyt letheryn knappes
  To dryve awey the rattys,
    Madame.
  Iblessyd be suche knappes
  That gyveth such swappes
  Vnder my lady lappes
  To dryve awey the rattys,
    Madame.

May no man slepe in youre halle
  For flyes,
    Madame,
  For flyes,
    Madame,
      But gyf he haue a tent of xv enche
  Wyt such byes
  To dryve awey the flyes,
    Madame.
  Iblessyd be such byes
  That maketh such suyes
  By tuynne my lady thyes
  To dryve awey the flyes,
    Madame.