Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 5 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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KOBIN HOODS CHASE.                    321
For a song I will sing of Henry the king, How he did Robin Hood chase.
Queen Katherin she a match did make,                 s
As plainly doth appear, For three hundred tun of good red wine,
And three [hundred] tun of beere.
But yet her archers she had to seek,
"With their bows and arrows so good ;               10
But her mind it was bent, with a good intent,
To send for bold Robin Hood.
But when bold Robin he came there,
Queen Katherin she did say, " Thou art welcome, Locksley," said the queen, m
" And all thy yeomen gay ;
" For a match of shooting I have made, And thou on my part, Robin, must be."
" If I miss the mark, be it light or dark,
Then hanged I will be."                                         20
But when the game came to be played,
Bold Robin he then drew nigh ; With his mantle of green, most brave to be seen,
He let his arrows fly.
6, then did. VOL. V.                         21