From the introduction:
Whether you are an apprentice just learning your craft, or a seasoned bard who has performed before kings, this small book will prove both useful and amusing.
Within these pages you will find a collection of my favorite riddles, jokes, poems, ballads, songs, fables, stories and insults. With these you will delight your companions, confound your neighbors and infuriate your adversaries. Please enjoy!
Should not be confused with the similar but distinct Bard's Tales.