Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 5 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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ROBIN HOOD AND THE OLD MAN. 257
Then he stept to those brethren three,
And away he has them tane ; The sheriffe was crost, and many a man lost,
That dead lay on the plain.                             120
And away they went into the merry green wood,
And sung with a merry glee; Then Robin Hood took those brethren good
To be of his yeomandrie.
ROBIN HOOD AND THE OLD MAN.
A FRAGMENT.
Fbom Jamieson's Popvlar Ballads, ii. 49, where it was printed "verbatim et literatim" from the Percy Manuscript.
This is the same story with the two ballads which follow and the Second Part of the preceding.
In faith, thou shalt have mine, And 20s. in thy purse,
To spend at ale and wine."
" Though your clothes are of light Lincolne green, And mine gray russet, and torne,                        5
vol. v.                        17