Sir Giles' War-Song

Original Text: 
William Morris, The Defence of Guenevere, and Other Poems (London: Bell and Daldy, 1858). PR 5078 D4 1858 SIGS end M677 D44 1858 Fisher Rare Book Library (Toronto).
1  Ho! is there any will ride with me,
2    Sir Giles, le bon des barrières?
3  The clink of arms is good to hear,
4The flap of pennons fair to see;
5    Ho! is there any will ride with me,
6      Sir Giles, le bon des barrières?
7  The leopards and lilies are fair to see;
8"St. George Guienne" right good to hear:
9    Ho! is there any will ride with me,
10      Sir Giles, le bon des barrières?
11  I stood by the barrier,
12My coat being blazon'd fair to see;
13    Ho! is there any will ride with me,
14      Sir Giles, le bon des barrières?
15  Clisson put out his head to see,
16And lifted his basnet up to hear;
17    I pulled him through the bars to ME,
18      Sir Giles, le bon des barrières.
Publication Start Year: 
1858
RPO poem Editors: 
J. D. Robins
RPO Edition: 
2RP 2.603.