A Chaucerian Hokey Cokey

Yf thou wilst, putte thine lefte foot inne.
þan putte hit oute, & putte hit yn agynne.
þerto remoue, þenne putte hit yn & oute
Wherinne thou shulde schakke hit alle aboute.
Anon, thou shulde doo þe hokeye cokeye
þan turne aboute, for hit ys alle hit bee.

Written 13th February 2017

 

dance

Lancelot du lac, Paris, BNF Fr. 115, f. 476, c. 1470

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