Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 5 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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And stande with good bowes bent, That I be not descey ved."
The fourth outlawe his bowe gan bende, And that was Robyn Hode,
And that behelde the proude sheiyfe, All by the but he stode.
Thryes Robyn shot about, And alway he slist the wand,
And so dyde good G-ylberte With the whyte hande.
Lytell Johan and good Scatheloke Were archers good and fre ;
Lytell Much and good Reynolde, The worste wolde they not be.
Whan they had shot aboute, These archours fayre and good,
Evermore was the best, Forsoth, Eobyn Hode.
Hym was delyvered the goode ardw,
For best worthy was he ; He toke the yeft so curteysly,
To grene wode wolde he.
They cryed out on Robyn Hode, And great homes gan they blowe: 46, they slist, W. lie clefte, C.