Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 4 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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It fell upon a summer's day,
Brown Adam he thought lang ; And, for to hunt some venison,                       is
To green-wood he wald gang.
He has ta'en his bow his arm o'er,
His bolts and arrows lang ; And he is to the gude green-wood
As fast as he could gang.                             ao
O he's shot up, and he's shot down,
The bird upon the brier; And he sent it hame to his ladye,
Bade her be of gude cheir.
0 he's shot up, and he's shot down,               24
The bird upon the thorn; And sent it hame to his ladye,
Said he'd be hame the morn.
"When he cam to his lady's bour door
He stude a little forbye,                                30
And there he heard a fou fause knight Tempting his gay ladye.
For he's ta'en out a gay goud ring,
Had cost him many a poun', " 0 grant me love for love, ladye,                  35
And this sail be thy own."—