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Will Scadlocke he kild a bucke,
And Midge he kild a doe, And Little John kild a hart of greece, is
Five hundreth foot him fro.
" Gods blessing on thy heart," said Eobin Hood,
" That hath such a shot for me; I would ride my horse a hundred miles,
To find one could match thee." 20
This caused Will Scadlocke to laugh,
He laught full heartily : " There lives a curtail fryer in Fountaines Abbey
Will beate both him and thee.
" The curtail fryer in Fountaines Abbey 25
Well can a strong bow draw; He will beat you and your yeomen,
Set them all on a row."
Eobin Hood he tooke a solemne oath,
It was by Mary free, ao
That he would neither eate nor drinke Till the fryer he did see.
Robin Hood put on his harnesse good,
On his head a cap of steel, Broad sword and buckler by his side, 85
And they became him weele.