Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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278 KOBE* HOOD AND ALLIIT A DALE.
" And every holliday through the yeere,
Changed shall thy garment be, If thou wilt goe to faire Nottingham,
And there remaine with me."                            >*
This curtal fryer had kept Fountaines Dale
Seven long yeeres and more ; There was neither knight, lord, nor earle,
Could make him yeeld before.
ROBIN HOOD AND ALLIN A DALE.
Or, a pleasant relation how a young gentleman, being in love with a young damsel, she was taken from him to be an old knights bride : and how Robin Hood, pittying the young mans case, took her from the old knight, when they were going to be marryed, and restored her to her own love again. To a pleasant northern tune, Robin Hood in the green-wood stood. Bold Eobin Hood he did the young man right, And took the damsel from the doting knight.
From an old black-letter copy in Major Pearson's collection. ' Ritson's Robin Hood, ii. 49.
The same in A Collection of Old Ballads, ii. 44.
Come listen to me, you gallants so free, All you that love mirth for to hear,
And I will tell you of a bold outlaw That lived in Nottinghamshire.







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