Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 5 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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276                         EOBIN HOOD
" Whose men are these," said the fryer,
" That come so hastily ? "                                   uo
" These men are mine," said Robin Hood ; " Fryer, what is that to thee ? "
" A boone, a boone," said the curtail fryer,
" The like I gave to thee ; Give me leave to set my fist to my mouth, us
And to -whute whues three."
« That will I doe," said Robin Hood,
" Or else I were to blame ; Three whues in a fryers fist
Would make me glad and faine."                      ia>
The fryer set his fist to his mouth,
And whuted whues three ; Half a hundred good band-dogs
Came running over the lee.
" Here's for every man a dog,                                       12s
And I myselfe for thee :" " Nay, by my faith," said Robin Hood,
" Fryer, that may not be."
Two dogs at once to Robin Hood did goe,
The one behind, the other before ;                    is>
Robin Hoods mantle of Lincolne greene OIF from his backe they tore.