Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 5 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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" I had a warrant from the king, Which might have done me good,
That is to take a bold outlaw,
Some call him Robin Hood.                                 so
" But now my warrant and mony's gone,
Nothing I have to pay; But he that promis'd to be my friend,
He is gone and fled away."
" That friend you tell on," said the host, w
" They call him Robin Hood; And when that first hee met with you,
He ment you little good."
" Had I but known it had been hee,
When that I had him here,                                  so
Th' one of us should have tri'd our might Which should have paid full dear.
" In the mean time I will away,
No longer here He bide, But I will go and seek him out,                               as
Whatever do me betide.
" But one thing I would gladly know,
What here I have to pay;" " Ten shillings just," then said the host;
"He pay without delay ;                                         100