Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 5 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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266                  ROBIN HOOD RESCUING
" I've a bag for meal, and a bag for malt, And a bag for barley and corn ;
A bag for bread, and a bag for beef, And a bag for my little small horn.
" I have a horn in my pocket,
I got it from Robin Hood, And still when I set it to my mouth,
For thee it blows little good."
"0 wind thy horn, thou proud fellow,
Of thee I have no doubt: I wish that thou give such a blast
Till both thy eyes fall out."
The first loud blast that he did blow, He blew both loud and shrill;
A hundred and fifty of Robin Hood's men Came riding over the hill.
The next loud blast that he did give, He blew both loud and amain,
And quickly sixty of Robin Hood's men Came shining over the plain.
" 0 who are those," the sheriff he said, " Come tripping over the lee ? "
" They're my attendants," brave Robin did " They'll pay a visit to thee." 96, me.