Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 5 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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Toke he there this gentyll knyght,
With men of armes stronge, And lad hym home to Notyngham warde,
Ibonde both fote and honde.
The sheryf swore a full grete othe,
By hym that dyed on rode, He had lever than an hondrede pounde,
That he had Robyn Hode.
Then the lady, the knyghtes wyfe,
A fayre lady and fre, She set her on a gode palfray,
To grene wode anon rode she.
"When she came to the forest,
Under the grene wode tre, Founde she there Robyn Hode,
And all his fayre meyne.
" God the save, good Robyn Hode,
And all thy company; For our dere ladyes love,
A bone graunte thou me.
" Let thou never my wedded lorde Shamfully slayne to he ;
64, honde and fote, W. foote and hande, C. 66, on a R. rode, Ch. & M. 77. God the good Robyn, W. 79, lady, W. 81. Late. 82. Shamly I slavne he, W.