Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 5 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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" Nay, stay," says Robin Hood, "one thing more I have to say ere you do go.                              a>
" You shall be sworn," said bold Robin Hood,
" Upon this holy grass, That you will never tell lies again,
Which way soever you pass.
" The second oath that you here must take, a
That all the days of your lives, You shall never tempt maids to sin,
Nor lye with other mens wives.
" The last oath you shall take, it is this,
Be charitable to the poor ;                                a)
Say, you have met with a holy fryar, And I desire no more."
He set them on their horses again,
And away then they did ride; And he retum'd to the merry green-wood, «s
With great joy, mirth, and pride.