Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 5 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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Ay, and to-morrow hang'd must be,
To-morrow as soon as day;                               10
Before they could the victory get,
Two of 'em did Stutly slay.
"When Eobin Hood did hear this news,
Lord ! it did grieve him sore; And to his merry men he said,                             is
(Who altogether swore)
That Will Stutly should rescu'd be,
And be brought back again ; Or else should many a gallant wight
For his sake there be slain.                              it
He cloath'd himself in scarlet then,
His men were all in green; A finer shew, throughout the world,
In no place could be seen.
Good lord! it was a gallant sight                         25
To see them all a-row ; With ev'ry man a good broad sword,
And eke a good yew bow.
Forth of the green wood are they gone,
Yea, all couragously,                                           *>
Resolving to bring Stutly home, Or every man to dye.