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EOBIN HOOD AND ALLIN A DALE. 279
As Robin Hood in the forest stood, «
All under the green-wood tree, There he was aware of a brave young man,
As fine as fine might be.
The youngster was cloathed in scarlet red, In scarlet fine and gay; iu
And he did frisk it over the plain, And chanted a round-de-lay.
As Robin Hood next morning stood
Amongst the leaves so gay, There did [he] espy the same young man, h
Come drooping along the way.
The scarlet he wore the day before,
It was clean cast away ; And at every step he fetcht a sigh,
" Alack and a well a day ! " 20
Then stepped forth brave Little John,
And Midge the millers son, "Which made the young man bend his bow,
When as he see them come.
" Stand off, stand off," the young man said, 2s
" What is your will with me ? " " You must come before our master straight,
Under yon green-wood tree." 22. Nicke.