Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 5 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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ROBIN HOOD AND THE TANNEK. 227
And knock for knock they lustily dealt, Which held for two hours and more;
That all the wood raDg at every bang,
They ply'd their work so sore.                        so
" Hold thy hand, hold thy hand," said Robin Hood,
"And let thy quarrel fall; For here we may thrash our bones all to mesh,
And get no coyn at all.
"And in the forrest of merry Sherwood ss
Hereafter thou shalt be free :" " God-a-mercy for nought, my freedom I bought;
I may thank my staff, and not thee."
" What tradesman art thou ? " said jolly Robin, " Good fellow, I prethee me show:                so
And also me tell in what place thou dost dwell, For both of these fain would I know."
" I am a tanner," bold Arthur reply'd, " In Nottingham long have I wrought;
And if thou'lt come there, I vow and swear, 95 I will tan thy hide for nought."
" God-a-mercy, good fellow," said jolly Robin, " Since thou art so kind and free ;







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