Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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" O for her sake I was content
For to gae ower the sea;                                   210
For her I left my mither's ha',
Tho' she proves fause to me."
But whan these luvers were made known,
They sung right joyfullie; Nae blyther was the nightingale,                        a.i
Nor bird that sat on tree.
Now they ha'e married these ladies,
Brought them to bower and ha', And now a happy life they lead,
I wish sae may we a'.
Ritson's Robin Hood. ii. 69..
" From an old black-letter copy in the collection of Anthony a "Wood. The title now given to this ballad is that which it seems to have originally borne; having been foolishly altered to Robin Hood neivly revived. The circumstances attending the second part will be explained in a note." Ritson.
For the different versions of the first part of the story see Robin Hood and the Beggar, p. 188.
Come listen awhile, you gentlemen all,
With a hey down, down, a down, down,
•That are this bower within, . For a story of gallant bold Robin Hood
I purpose now to begin.