Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 5 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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These words they readily promis'd him,
Which did bold Robin please : And there they buried bold Robin Hood,
Near to the fair Kirkleys.                                so
Eitson's Robin Bood, ii. 87.
" From an old black-letter copy in a private col­lection, compared with another in that of Anthony a Wood. The full title is: "Renowned Robin Hood; or, his famous archery truly related in the worthy ex­ploits he acted before queen Katherine, he being an outlaw man; and how he obtained his own and his fellows pardon. To a new tune.
" It is scarcely worth observing that there was no qneen consort named Katherine before Henry the Fifth's time: but as Henry the Eighth had no less than three wives so called, the name would be sufficiently familiar to our ballad-maker." Ritson.
Gold tane from the kings harbengers,
Downe, a downe, a downe, As seldome hath beene seene,
Downe, a downe, a downs, And carried by bold Robin Hood For a present to the queen,
Downe, a downe, a downe.

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