Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 5 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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" 111 give thee this ring as a token of love, For bravely thou hast acted thy part;
That man that can fight, in him I delight,
And love him with all my whole heart.             w
Robin Hood set his bugle-horn to his mouth,
A blast then he merrily blows; His yeomen did hear, and strait did appear,
A hundred with trusty long bows.
Now Little John came at the head of them all, 6s Cloath'd in a rich mantle of green;
And likewise the rest were gloriously drest, A delicate sight to be seen.
" Lo, these are my yeomen," said bold Robin Hood,
"And thou shalt be one of the train; A mantle and bow, and quiver also,
I give them whom I entertain."
The forester willingly enter'd the list,
They were such a beautiful sight; Then with a long bow they shot a fat doe, is
And made a rich supper that night.
What singing and dancing was in the green wood,
For joy of another new mate ! With might and delight they spent all the night.
And liv'd at a plentiful rate.                                so