Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 5 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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And if thou wilt tan my hide for nought, I will do as much for thee.                            iw
"And if thou'lt forsake thy tanners trade, And live in the green wood with me,
My name's Eobin Hood, I swear by the rood, I will give thee both gold and fee."
" If thou be Eobin Hood," bold Arthur reply'd, uw
"As I think well thou art, Then here's my hand, my name's Arthur-a-Bland,
We two will never depart.
"But tell me, 0 tell me, where is John ?
Little 110
Of him fain would I hear; For we are alide by the mothers side,
And he is my kinsman dear."
Then Eobin Hood blew on the beaugle horn,
He blew full lowd and shrill, And quickly anon appear'd Little John. us
Come tripping down a green hill.
"0 what is the matter?" then said Little John,
" Master, I pray you tell; "Why do you stand with your staff in your hand ?
I fear all is not well."                                       120