Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 5 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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"What's in thy bag and bottle, I say, Come tell it unto me."
"What's that to thee, thou proud fellow ?
Tell me as I do stand ; What hast thou to do with my bag and bottle? »
Let me see thy command."
" My sword, which hangeth by my side,
Is my command I know ; Come, and let me taste of thy bottle,
Or it may breed thy woe."                                     so
" The devil a drop, thou proud fellow,
Of my bottle thou shalt see, Until thy valour here be tried,
Whether thou wilt fight or flee."
" What shall we fight for ? " cries Robin Hood, as
" Come tell it unto me ; Here is twenty pound in good red gold,
Win it, and take it thee."
The shepherd stood all in a maze,
And knew not what to say ;                                  »
" I have no money, thou proud fellow,
But bag and bottle Tie lay."
" I am content, thou shepherd swain, Fling them down on the ground;