Matty Rentz (Child #306)
The best day of the yere
Lytle Mattie Rentz to Rowme dyd gae
Neapolitain to here, Neapolitain to here. 
He spy'd thre ladys dress'd in blacke
As they came in to viewe,
Laird Bosque's wyffe was gailie yclad, 
A flowre amang the fewe, a flowre amang the fewe.
She trippit up to Mattie Rentz,
Her een  so low casten downe,
Sayin, “Dere Mattie, theyre gain to vote Nay, 
Even in yowr owne towne, even in yowr owne towne.”
“I ken , an I wull ha' to gae,
I'll hae to change myne liffe.
But I think we coud hae now an affaire
Tho yee are Laird Bosque's wiffe, yeere the grete Laird Bosque's wiffe.”
“This meicht  bee fause, this meicht be trowe,
I cant denie ytt all,
Laird Bosque's a man o' vera hie rank,
He auchs  Etruria bank, þe grete Etruria bank.” 
“Oh, praye, oh praye come wi' me stay,
An let peeple vote Nay,
I'll serve ye wi' nane in sicht,
An gar  reforms att nicht, lovin reforms att nicht.” 
Here lytle page dyd lyssne  weel
(Hee too was to vote Nay)
And ere the sin  coud ryse agayne
Hee quicklie sped away, hee quicklie sped away.
He didna gae to tell Laird Bosque
Aboone  hys wiffes stray,
But hee neer dyd stop untull he came
To the grete Laird Gryllows side, to the grete Laird Gryllows side. 
“Whatt news, whatt news, my brave lad ,
Whatt news brings yow to mee?
Bybbonaugh's burn'd , Sir DeMay robb'd, 
Lady Raggey fir'd to bee, Lady Raggey fir'd to bee? 
“Nae harme to Bybbonaugh or DeMay”,
The lytle page did saye,
“But Mattie Rentz is beddyd up
Wi' faire Lady Boosk gay, wi' faire Lady Boosk gay.”
Lord Gryllow ca'd  hys merie men,
He bade thame wi'm that thee gae, 
An hee bade thame bringe journalists
To luik att that guid shawe, to luik att that vera guid shawe. 
But amang Laird Gryllows merie men
Was ane wha wishit nae ill,
An the bravest lad in a' the crewe
Sent a twete sae luid an shrill, sent a twete sae luid an shrill. 
“Whatts this, whatts this”, cryd Mattie Rentz,
“Whatts this twete I do here? 
Itt maun  bee yowr husbondes merie men,
The anes that I do fere, the anes that I do fere.”
“Itts even worse an worse, lytle Mattie Rentz,
I feel my backe sae cauld,
Itt ys Laird Gryllows merie men,
A-ca'in þe press to behauld , a-ca'in þe press to behauld.”
Lytle Mattie Rentz he toke hys phone 
An tryd tae ca' De Ryaugh, 
But hadna hee diald the numbre yett, 
Laird Gryllow stode att hys fete, Laird Gryllow stode att hys fete.
“How now, how now, my lytle Rentz,
Itts this way yow gar reforms?
An itts this way yowre worryd aboon
Yowr grete referendvm, yowr grete referendvm?” 
“Icchettuddici , Laird Gryllow, my fete?
Weere just a-studyin newe reforms!
Future ys nowe, past's yestren daye,
For yow wha vote Naye, for yow wha vote Naye!”
“Ryse up, ryse up, lytle Mattie Rentz,
Ryse up þen an behauld!
Yowre gain to bee ashamed nowe
And bid adieu tae Leopold, adieu to yowr fuckan Leopold.” 
An þe vera fyrst picture þe reporteres toke
Itt was for þe Dailie Fact, 
But þe nextest picture þe reporteres toke
Was sent straicht to Faceboke, was sent straicht to Faceboke. 
“Ryse up, rise up, my gaye Ladie Bosque,
Drawe on yowr prettie clothes,
Now tell mee what youd lyke beste to doe,
A waitresse in Rome or a baby sytere in Arezzow?” 
She pickit up þera reforms one by one
An bade þame a' ciaone, 
Saide, “Dere Gryllow, please my liffe spare
An tak mee intae yowr Fyue Stares, intae yowr grete Fyue Stares!”
“Oh woe is mee, an woe is þe!
What sall I do wi' yee?
Yowre sertenlie þe biggest weþercocke
In owre beloued countree, in owre beloued countree!”
Contributed by L'Anonimo Toscano del XXI Secolo - 2016/11/23 - 16:16
Flavio Poltronieri - 2016/11/23 - 16:39
Bernart Bartleby - 2016/11/23 - 16:51
CCG/AWS Staff - 2016/11/23 - 17:19
Riccardo Venturi - 2016/11/23 - 20:05
B.B. - 2016/11/23 - 20:20
L'Anonimo Toscano del XXI Secolo - 2016/11/24 - 03:13
Flavio Poltronieri - 2016/11/24 - 16:41
Riccardo Venturi - 2016/11/24 - 22:13
Flavio Poltronieri - 2017/6/8 - 18:57
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