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Poem by John Skelton
HOYDA, jolly rutterkin, hoyda! Like a rutterkin hoyda. Rutterkin is come unto our town In a cloak without coat or gown, Save a ragged hood to cover his crown, Like a rutter hoyda. Rutterkin can speak no English, His tongue runneth all on buttered fish, Besmeared with grease about his dish, Like a rutter hoyda. Rutterkin shall bring you all good luck, A stoup of beer up at a pluck, Till his brain be as wise as a duck, Like a rutter hoyda. When rutterkin from board will rise, He will piss a gallon pot full a-twice, And the overplus under the table of the new guise, Like a rutter hoyda.
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