Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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372 ROBIN HOOD AND MAID MARIAN.
ROBIN HOOD AND MAID MARIAN.
•■ This ballad is given from an old black-letter copy in the collection of Anthony a Wood. Its full title is, A famous battle between Robin Hood and Maid Ma­rian ; declaring their love, life, and liberty. Tune, Robin Hood Reviv'd." Ritson's Robin Hood, ii. 161.
A bonny fine-maid of a noble degree,
With a hey down, down, a down, down,
Maid Marian call'd by name, Did live in the North, of excellent worth,
For shee was a gallant dame.
For favour and face, and beauty most rare,            i
Queen Hellen shee did excell: For Marian then was prais'd of all men
That did in the country dwell.
'Twas neither Rosamond nor Jane Shore, Whose beauty was clear and bright,                    w
That could surpass this country lass, Beloved of lord and knight.
The earl of Huntington, nobly born,
That came of noble blood, To Marian went, with a good intent,                       is
By the name of Robin Hood.







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