From the introduction:
My first little book proved so popular that my publisher has pressed me to produce another. It seems that there are many aspiring bards out there – as well as some established ones looking for a little bit of help.
Fortunately, I have plenty more material to share! Within these pages you will find a peerless collection of riddles, comic stories, fables, poems, jokes, songs, ballads, shanties, maxims, sayings, insults, riddles and rhymes. I trust you will enjoy them all!
Should not be confused with the similar but distinct Bard's Tales II.