Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 1 of 8 from 1860 edition

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66                 THE LEGEND OF SIR GUT.
All cladd in gray, in pilgrim sort,                  as
My voyage from her I did take
Unto the blessed Holy-Land,
For Jesus Christ my Saviours sake.
Where I Erie Jonas did redeeme,
And all his sonnes, which were fifteene, n
"Who with the cruell Sarazens In prison for long time had beene.
I slew the gyant Amarant
In battel fiercelye hand to hand,
And doughty Barknard killed I,                   n
A treacherous knight of Pavye land.
Then I to England came againe,
And here with Colbronde fell I fought;
An ugly gyant, which the Danes
Had for their champion hither brought. a>
I overcame him in the feild,
And slewe him soone right valliantlye ; Wherebye this land I did redeeme
From Danish tribute utterlye.
And afterwards I offered upp                         86
. The use of weapons solemnlye At Winchester, whereas I fought, In sight of manye farr and nye.