Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 5 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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" By my silver miter," then said the bishop, " All the money within my purse."
" 'What is in thy purse ? " said Eobin Hood, " Throw it downe on the ground."
" Fifteen score nobles," said the bishop ; iu " It's neere an hundred pound."
Robin Hood took his bagge from his side, And threw it downe on the greene;
William Scadlocke then went smiling away, " I know who this money must win." 120
With that the kings archers led about,
While it was three and three ; With that the ladies gave a shout,
" Woodcock, beware thy knee! "
" It is three and three, now," said the king, lis
" The next three pays for all:" Robin Hood went and whisper'd the queen,
" The kings part shall be but small."
Robin Hood hee led about,
Hee shot it under hand ;                                im
And Clifton, with a bearing arrow,
Hee clave the willow wand.
And little Midge, the millers son, He shot not much the worse;