Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 5 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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He dyde him streyt to Bernysdale,
Under the grene wode tre,                              230
And he founde there Robyn Hode,
And all his mery meyne.
The knyght lyght downe of his good palfray;
Robyn whan he gan see, So curteysly he dyde adoune his hode,             23s
And set hym on his knee.
" God the save, good Robyn Hode,
And al this company: " " "Welcome be thou, gentyll knyght,
And ryght welcome to me."                         
Than bespake hym Robyn Hode,
To that knyght so fre, " What nede dry veth the to grene wode ?
I pray the, syr knyght, tell me.
" And welcome be thou, gentyl knyght,           
"Why hast thou be so longe ? " " For the abbot and the hye justyce
Wolde have had my londe."
" Hast thou thy londe agayne ? " sayd Robyn ;
" Treuth than tell thou me."                           250
" Ye, for god," sayd the knyght,
" And that thanke I god and the.
249, gayne, W.