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The ballad, which is as long as Chevy Cliace, has only hitherto been discovered in Dr. Percy's folio manuscript, and the name of the tune is not given. It is printed iu the Reliques of Ancient Poetry; in Ritson's, and other collections of ssongs of Robin Hood.
An ancient dance-tune of "Roben Hude" is mentioned in Wedderburn's Complainte of Scotland, 1549, and again in " The pityfull Historie of two loving Italians, Gaulfrido and Barnado," &c, " translated out of Italian into Englishe nieeter by John Drout. Imprinted by Henry Binneman, 1570 " " The minstrell he was called in some pretty jest to play, Then Jtoibin Hood was called for, and Malkin ere they went; But Barnard ever to the mayde a loving look he lent, And he would very fayne have daunct with hir," &c. . This may be the dance in question. It is arranged in Pamrnelia (1609) as one

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