Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 5 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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He shed my blood to doe the[e] good, As sure as they were borne."
" My brothers are proude and fierce and strong;"
" I am," said he, " the same, And if they offer thee to wrong,                          ss
Theyle finde He play their game.
" Through the free forrest I can run,
The king may not controll; They are but barking tanners sons,
To me they shall pay toll.                               «
" And if not mine be sheepe and kine,
I have cattle on my land ; On venison eche day I may dine,
Whiles they have none in hand."
These wordes had Robin Hood scarce spoke, «
"When they two men did see, Come riding till their horses smoke :
" My brothers both," cried shee.
Each had a good sword by his side,
And furiouslie they rode                                  so
To where they Robin Hood espied, That with the maiden stood.
'' Flee hence, flee hence, away with speede !" Cried she to Robin Hood,