Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 5 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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BOBIN HOOD AND THE KANGEK. 207
" 0 wilt thou forsake the pinder his craft, « And go to the green-wood with me ?
Thou shalt have a livery twice in the year, The one green, the other brown [shall be]."
" If Michaelmas day was come and gone, And my master had paid me my fee,            30
Then would I set as little by him, As my master doth by me."
ROBIN HOOD AND THE RANGER;
OR, TRUE FRIENDSHIP AFTER A FIERCE FIGHT.
" No ancient copy of this ballad having been met with, it is given from an edition of Robin Hood's Gar­land, printed some years since at York. The tune is Arthur a Bland." Ritson's Robin Hood, ii. 137.
When Phoebus had melted the * sickles' of ice, With a hey down, Sfc.
And likewise the mountains of snow, Bold Robin Hood he would ramble away,
To frolick abroad with his bow.
He left all his merry men waiting behind, 5 Whilst through the green vallies he pass'd,
Where he did behold a forester bold,
Who cry'd out, " Friend, whither so fast ? "