Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 2 of 8 from 1860 edition

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42
CHILD NOEYCB.
Who was as ready as Lord Barnard himself To let this little boy in ?
" Here is a glove, a glove," he says,
" Lined with the silver gris ;                               a>
You are bidden to come to the merry green wood, To speak to Child Nory.
" Here is a ring, a ring," he says,
" It's all gold but the stane: You are bidden to come to the merry green wood,                                                                           35
And ask the leave o' nane."
Lord Barnard he was standing by,
And an angry man was he : " 0 little did I think there was a lord in this world
My lady loved but me!"                                *>
0 he dressed himself in the Holland smocks,
And garments that was gay; And he is away to the merry green wood,
To speak to Child Nory.
27. This unquestionably should be Lady Barnard, instead of her lord. See third stanza under. M.







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