Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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252 ROBIN HOOD AND THE BEGGAK.
Come and listen, you gentlemen all,
Hey down, down, an a down,
That mirth do love for to hear, And a story true He tell unto you,
If that you will but draw near.
In elder times, when merriment was,                 s
And archery was holden good, There was an outlaw, as many do know
Which men called Robin Hood.
Upon a time it chanced so
Bold Robin was merry disposed,                   10
His time to spend he did intend,
Either with friend or foes.
Then he got upon a gallant brave steed, The which was worth angels ten,
With a mantle of green, most brave to be seen, us He left all his merry men.
And riding towards Nottingham,
Some pastime for to 'spy, There was he aware of a jolly beggar,
As ere he beheld with his eye.                       a>
An old patcht coat the beggar had on, Which he daily did use to wear;
And many a bag about him did wag, Which made Robin to him repair.
24. Eobin Hood.







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