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434 ROBIN HOOD AND HIS HDNTES-MEN.
An out-law waa this Robin Hood,                               w
His life free and unruly ; Yet to faire Marrian bound he stood,
And loves debt payed her duely. Whom curbe of stricktest law could not hold in, Love with obeyednes and a winke could winne.
Hey, jolly Robin, fyc.                          20
Now wend we home, stout Robin Hood,
Leave we the woods behind us; Love-passions must not be withstood,
Love every where will find us. I livde in fielde and downe, and so did he,                 25
I got me to the woods, love followed me. Hey, jolly Robin, Sj-c.
THE SONG OF ROBIN HOOD AND HIS HUNTES-MEN.
Fkom Anthony Munday's London pageant for 1G15, entitled Metropolis Coronaia, the Triumphes of Ancient Drapery. Munday was a popular ballad-writer, and, together with Chettle, the author of two well-known plays on the fortunes of " Robert Earl of Huntington." This song is taken from The Civic Garland, in the Percy Society Publications, vol. xix. p. 15.
Now wend we together, my merry men all,
Unto the forrest side a : And there to strike a buck or a doe,
Let our cunning all be a tride a.







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