Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 5 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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" Wo worth the, treason !" sayd Eobyn, " Full evyl thou art to knowe.
" And wo be thou, thou proud sheryf,                65
Thus gladdynge thy gest; Other wyse thou behote me In yonder wylde forest.
" But had I the in grene wode,
Under my trystell tre,                                       70
Thou sholdest leve me a better wedde
Than thy trewe lewte."
Full many a bowe there was bent,
And arowes let they glyde, Many a kyrtell there was rent,                           ts
And hurt many a syde.
The outlaws shot was so stronge, That no man myght them dryve,
And the proud sheryfes men
They fled away full blyve.                              so
Eobyn sawe the busshement to-broke, In grene wode he wolde have be ;
Many an arowe there was shot Amonge that company.
Lytell Johan was hurte full sore,                             es
With an arowe in his kne, 80, belyve, C.