English and Scottish Ballads, Volume 5

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Francis James Child
Sampson Low, 1861 - Ballads, English


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Page 280 - What is thy name?' then said Robin Hood, 'Come tell me without any fail:' 'By the faith of my body,' then said the young man 'My name it is Allin a Dale.
Page 262 - THERE are twelve months in all the year, As I hear many say, But the merriest month in all the year Is the merry month of May. Now Robin Hood is to Nottingham gone, * With a link a down and a day, And there he met a silly old woman, Was weeping on the way. " What news ? what news, thou silly old woman ? What news hast thou for me ? " 10 Said she, " There's three squires in Nottingham town, To-day is condemned to die.
Page 278 - COME listen to me, you gallants so free, All you that love mirth for to hear, And I will tell you of a bold outlaw That lived in Nottinghamshire. As Robin Hood in the forest stood, All under the green-wood tree, There he was aware of a brave young man, As fine as fine might be.
Page 312 - And lay my bent bow by my side, Which was my music sweet ; And make my grave of gravel and green, Which is most right and meet. 'Let me have length and breadth enough, With a green sod under my head ; That they may say, when I am dead, Here lies bold Robin Hood.
Page 266 - ... and shrill ; A hundred and fifty of Robin Hood's men Came riding over the hill The next loud blast that he did give, He blew both loud and amain, And quickly sixty of Robin Hood's men Came shining over the plain. 'O, who are these,' the sheriff he said, 'Come tripping over the lee?' ' They 're my attendants,' brave Robin did say ; 'They'll pay a visit to thee.
Page 280 - What wilt thou give me, said Robin Hood, In ready gold or fee, To help thee to thy true love again, And deliver her unto thee? I have no money...
Page 264 - Then he put on the old man's hat, It stood full high on the crown : " The first bold bargain that I come at, It shall make thee come down.
Page 266 - I've a bag for meal, and a bag for malt, And a bag for barley and corn; A bag for bread, and a bag for beef, And a bag for my little small horn." "I have a horn in my pocket, I got it from Robin Hood, And still when I set it to my mouth, For thee it blows little good.
Page 1 - In somer, when the shawes be sheyne, And leves be large and long, Hit is full mery in feyre foreste To here the foulys song: To se the dere draw to the dale And leve the hilles hee, And shadow hem in the leves grene Under the grene-wode tre.
Page 105 - After Robyn Hode, And after that gentyll knyght, That was so bolde and stout. Whan they had tolde hym the case Our kynge understonde ther tale, w And seased in his honde The knyghtes londes all.

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