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Ballads of Robin Hood and other Outlaws Popular Ballads of the Olden Times - Fourth Series   By: (1879-1939)

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POPULAR BALLADS OF THE OLDEN TIME

FIRST SERIES.

Ballads of Romance and Chivalry. 1903.

SECOND SERIES.

Ballads of Mystery and Miracle and Fyttes of Mirth. 1904.

THIRD SERIES.

Ballads of Scottish Tradition and Romance. 1906.

LONDON: SIDGWICK & JACKSON, LTD

POPULAR BALLADS OF THE OLDEN TIME SELECTED AND EDITED BY FRANK SIDGWICK

Fourth Series. Ballads of Robin Hood and other Outlaws

'Come sit we downe under this Hawthorne tree, The morrowes light shall lend us daie enough, And tell a tale of Gawen or Sir Guy, Of Robin Hood, or of good Clem of the Clough.'

SIDGWICK & JACKSON, LTD 3 Adam Street, Adelphi London. MCMXII

C'est une vieille chanson. Qui l'a faite? On ne sait pas. Quand? On ne sait pas. Quand tu étais petit? Avant que je fusse au monde, avant qu'y fût mon père, et le père de mon père, et le père du père de mon père. Cela a toujours été.

ROLLAND, L'Aube .

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Preface vii Introduction to the Robin Hood Ballads xi

A GEST OF ROBYN HODE 1 The First Fytte 5 The Second Fytte 20 The Third Fytte 32 The Fourth Fytte 43 The Fifth Fytte 57 The Sixth Fytte 64 The Seventh Fytte 72 The Eighth Fytte 84

ROBIN AND GANDELEYN 92 ROBIN HOOD AND THE MONK 96 ROBIN HOOD AND THE POTTER 113 ROBIN HOOD AND GUY OF GISBORNE 128 ROBIN HOOD'S DEATH 140 ADAM BELL, CLYM OF THE CLOUGH AND WILLIAM OF CLOUDESLY 147 JOHNNY O' COCKLEY'S WELL 177 THE OUTLAW MURRAY 183 SIR ANDREW BARTON 196 HENRY MARTYN 213 JOHN DORY 216 CAPTAIN WARD AND THE RAINBOW 219 THE SWEET TRINITY 224

PREFACE

This volume concludes the series, begun in 1903, which was intended to comprise all the best traditional ballads of England and Scotland. The scheme of classification by subject matter, arbitrary and haphazard as it may seem to be at one point or another, has, I think, proved more satisfactory than could have been anticipated; and in the end I have omitted no ballad without due justification... Continue reading book >>




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