Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 5 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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ROBIN HOOD AND THE BEGGAR. 255
I have one for salt, and another for malt, And one for my little horn.
"And now I will a begging goe,
Some charitie for to find : " And if any more of Robin you'll know,             w
In the second part 'tis behind.
[the second part.]
Now Robin he is to Nottingham bound, With his bag hanging down to his knee,
His staff, and his coat, scarce worth a groat, Yet merrilie passed he.                                    »
As Robin he passed the streets along,
He heard a pittiful cry; Three brethren dear, as he did hear,
Condemned were to dye.
Then Robin he highed to the sheriffs,                es
Some reliefe for to seek ; He skipt, and leapt, and capered full high,
As he went along the street.
But when to the sheriffs doore he came,
There a gentleman fine and brave,                 90
" Thou beggar," said he, " come tell unto me What it is thou wouldest have."







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