Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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ROBIN HOODS, ETC.                      283
" Who gives me this maid ? " said Little John;
Quoth Robin Hood, " That do I, And he that takes her from Allin a Dale,
Full dearly he shall her buy."
And thus having ende of this merry wedding, im
The bride lookt like a queen ; And so they return'd to the merry green-wood,
Amongst the leaves so green.
From A Collection of Old Ballads, i. 90. The full title is: Robin Hood rescuing Will Stutley from the sheriff and his men, who had taken him prisoner, and were going to hang him, §"c. To the tune of Robin Hood and Queen Catherine. The same in Ritson's Robin Hood, ii. 106.
When Robin Hood in the green wood stood, Deny, derry down, Under the green wood tree, Tidings there came to him with speed, Tidings for certainty ;
Hey down, derry, derry, down.
That Will Stutly surprized was,                         »
And eke in prison lay ; Three varlets that the king had hir'd,
Did likely him betray.