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Castle of Bungay

(My).

Were I in my Castle of Bungay
Vpon the riuer of Waueney,
I would ne care for the King of Cockney.

Attributed to Lord Bigod of Bungay. The lines are in Camden's Britannia (edit. 1607). The events referred to in the ballad belong to the reign of Stephen or Henry II. (See Bar-Sur-Aube, page 100, col. 1.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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