Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 5 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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320                    KOBIX HOODS CHASE.
" Hee tooke me late one Saturday at night,
And bound mee fast to a tree, And made mee sing a masse, God wot,
To him and his yeomandree."                       im
" What an if I did ?" saies Robin Hood,
" Of that masse I was faine; " For recompence of that," he saies,
" Here's halfe thy gold againe."
" Now nay, now nay," saies Little John, nk
" Master, that shall not be ; We must give gifts to the kings officers ;
That gold will serve thee and mee."
Or, a merry progress between Robin Hood and King Henry : shewing how Robin Hood led the king his chase from London to London ; and when he had taken his leave of the queen, he returned to merry Sherwood. To the tune of Robin Hood and the Beggar."
" From an old black-letter copy in the collection of Anthony a Wood." Ritson's Robin Hood, ii. 96.
Come, you gallants all, to you I do call, With hey down, down, an a down, That now are in this place ;