Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 5 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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VALOUR, AND MARRIAGE.                 345
God wot a blue bonnet, his new suit of cloaths, as And a cloak that did reach to his knee.
She got on her holyday kirtle and gown,
They were of a light Lincoln green ; The cloath was homespun, but for colour and make
It might a-beseem'd our queen.                                   40
And then Robin got on his basket-hilt sword,
And his dagger on his tother side ; And said, " My dear mother, let's haste to be gone,
We have forty long miles to ride."
When Robin had mounted his gelding so grey, «
His father, without any trouble, Set her up behind him, and bad her not fear,
For his gelding had oft carried double.
And when she was settled, they rode to tlieir neighbours, And drank and shook hands with them all;             so
And then Robin gallopt, and never gave o're, 'Till they lighted at Gamwel-Hall.
And now you may think the right worshipful 'squire
Was joyful his sister to see; For he kist her, and kist her, and swore a great oath, ss
" Thou art welcome, kind sister, to me."
To-morrow, when mass had been said in the chappel,
Six tables were covered in the hall, And in comes the 'squire, and makes a short speech,
It was, " Neighbours, you're welcome all.                    60
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