Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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But he is gone, or rather dead, His name it is young Gam well."
Then did Will Scadlock fall on his knees,             as
Cries, " Father ! father 1 here, Here kneels your son, your young Gamwell,
You said you lov'd so dear."
But, lord! what Unbracing and kissing was there, When all these friends were met!                       230
They are gone to the wedding, and so to bedding: And so I bid you good night.
Given in Gutch's Robin Hood, ii. 392, from an Irish Garland, printed at Monaghan, 1796.
This piece is the same as the fragment usually printed as the Second Part of Robin Hood and the Stranger, (see p. 409,) and both are undoubtedly relics of some older ballad.
Now bold Robin Hood to the north would go
With valour and mickle might; With sword by his side, which oft had been try'd,
To fight and recover his right.
The first that he met was a jolly stout Scot,             i
His servant he said he would be; " No," quoth Robin Hood, " it cannot be good,
For thou wilt prove false unto me.