Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 5 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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" And evyll thryfte on thy hede," sayd Lytell Johan,
" Ryght under thy hattes bonde, For thou hast made our mayster wroth,
He is fastynge so longe."
" Who is your mayster ? " sayd the monke ; es Lytell Johan sayd " Eobyn Hode ;"
" He is a stronge thefe," sayd the monke, " Of hym herd I never good."
" Thou lyest," than sayd Lytell Johan,
" And that shall rewe the ;                             ro
He is a yeman of the forest, To dyne he hath bode the."
Much was redy with a bolte,
Redly and anone, He set the monke to fore the brest,                   w
To the grounde that he can gone.
Of fyfty two wyght yonge men
There abode not one, Saf a lytell page, and a grome,
To lede the somers with Johan.                     so
They brought the monke to the lodge dore,
Whether he were loth or lefe, For to speke with Robyn Hode,
Maugre in theyr tethe.
77, yemen, C. SO, Lytell Johan. 0. CC.