Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 5 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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" "When we were in our fathers bouer,
"We sew'd the silken seam; But now we walk the gude green-wud,
And bear anither name.
" When we were in our fathers ha',               «
We wore the beaten gold ; But now we wear the shield sae sharp,
Alas! we'll die with cold! "
Then up bespake him Robin Hood,
As he to them drew near;                             ta
" Instead of boys to carry the bow, Twa ladies we've got here."
So they had not been in gud green-wud,
A twalmonth and a day, Till Rogee Roun was as big wi' bairn 55
As onie lady could gae.
" 0 wae be to my stepmother, That garr'd me leave my hame,
For I'm wi' bairn to Robin Hood,
And near nine month is gane.                        <*>
" 0 wha will be my bouer-woman ?
Na bouer-woman is here! 0 wha will be my bouer-woman,
Whan that sad time draws near ?