Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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212                 ROBIN HOODS DELIGHT.
To the tune of Robin Hood and Queen Katherine; or, Robin Hood and the Shepheard.
" From an old black-letter copy in the collection of Anthony a Wood. Ritson's Robin Hood, ii. 120.
There's some will talk of lords and knights, Doun, a doun, a doun, And some of yeomen good, But I will tell you of Will Scarlock, Little John, and Kobin Hood.
Doun, a doun, a doun, a doun. I
They were outlaws, 'tis well known,                   «
And men of a noble blood; And many a time was their valour shown In the forrest of merry Sheerwood.
Upon a time it chanced so,
As Robin Hood would have it be,                 w
They all three would a walking go,
The pastime for to see.
And as they walked the forest along,
Upon a Midsummer day, There was they aware of three keepers, «
Clad all in green aray.
With brave long faucheons by their sides,
And forrest-bills in hand, They call'd aloud to those bold outlaws,
And charged them to stand.                             a>