Oxford Ramble

Speed the Plough



A Taste of Ale

Six for Gold

Knock at the Knocker, Ring at the Bell

The Robber Bird

Three Quarter Time

The 25th





The Bad-husband's Folly

A Taste of Ale track 17

Or 'Poverty made known'. A drunken husband falls ill and cannot work; he finds that his wife cares for and looks after him, while the Hostesses of the inns he used to frequent have no more time for him. Whereupon the drunkard repents and vows not to return to his old wicked ways. For the sake of (relative) brevity we have omitted a number of verses from this seventeenth century ballad.