Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 5 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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And as hee came to Nottingham,                        s
A tinker he did meet, And seeing him a lusty blade,
He did him kindly greet.
" "Where dost thou live ? " quoth Eobin Hood, " I pray thee now mee tell:                           
Sad news I hear there is abroad, I fear all is not well."
" What is that news ? " the tinker said;
" Tell mee without delay ; I am a tinker by my trade,                                 «
And do live in Banbura."
" As for the news," quoth Robin Hood,
" It is but as I hear, Two tinkers were set i'th' stocks,
For drinking ale and beer."                           *>
" If that be all," the tinker said,
" As I may say to you, Your news is not worth a f—t,
Since that they all bee true.
" For drinking of good ale and beer,                 25
You will not lose your part:" "No, by my faith," quoth Robin Hood,
" I love it with all my heart.