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Gutch's Robin Bood, ii. 893.
From A Musicall Dreame, or the fourth booke of Ayres, 8k., London, 1606. Ritson printed the same from the edition of 1609.
In Sherwood livde stout Robin Hood,
An archer great, none greater; His bow and shafts were sure and good,
Yet Cupids were much better. Robin could shoot at many a hart and misse, s Cupid at first could hit a hart of his. Hey, jolly Robin, hoe, jolly Robin, hey, jolly Robin
Hood, Love finds out me, as well, as thee, so follow me, so follow me to the green-wood.
A noble thiefe was Robin Hoode,                               lo
Wise was he could deceive him ; Yet Marrian, in his bravest mood,
Could of his heart bereave him ! No greater thief lies hidden under skies Then beauty closely lodgde in womens eyes. Hey, jolly Robin, &c.
8, to follow. Eitson.
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