In Aprell and in May,
In the months of April and May

When hartes be all mery,
When all hearts are merry,

Besse Bunting, the millaris may,
Bessie Bunting, the miller. s girl,

Withe lippes so red as chery,
With lips red as cherries -

She cast in hir remembrance
She recalls to mind

To passe hir time in daliance
She should spend her time in love-making

And to leve hir thought driery.
And leave dreary thoughts behind her.

Right womanly arayd
In her maidenly dress,

In a peticote of whit,
In a petticoat white,

She was nothing dismayd -
Nothing dismayed her:

Hir countenance was full light.
Her countenance was light.

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