Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 5 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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" Take thy bowe in thy hande," sayd Robyn,
" Let Moche wende with the, And so shall Wyllyam Scathelock,                        w
And no man abyde with me.
" And walk up into the Sayles,
And to Watlynge-strete, And wayte after some unketh gest;
Up-chaunce ye may them mete.                         a>
" Whether he be messengere,
Or a man that myrthes can, Or yf he be a pore man,
Of my good he shall have some."
Forth then stert Lytel Johan,                                 25
Half in tray and tene, And gyrde hym with a full good swerde,
Under a mantel of grene.
They went up to the Sayles,
These yemen all thre ;                                          so
They loked est, they loked west,
They myght no man se.
But as he loked in Bernysdale,
By the hye waye, Than were they ware of two blacke monkes, ss
Eche on a good palferay.
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