English Traditional Songs and Carols

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Lucy Etheldred Broadwood
Boosey & Company, 1908 - Ballads, English - 125 pages
 

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Page 121 - White rolls and butter, mother, Make my bed soon, For I'm sick to the heart, And I fain would lig doon.
Page 81 - A branch of may we have brought you, And at your door it stands, It is but a sprout, But it's well budded out By the work of our Lord's hands.
Page 3 - Pedlar, pedlar! what is thy name ? Come speedilie and tell to me ; My name! my name, I ne'er will tell, Till both your names you have told to me. The one of us is bold Robin Hood, And the other little John, so free : Now, says the pedlar, it lays to my good will, Whether my name I chuse to tell to thee.
Page 1 - I've been roaming, with her at my command, Now I awake broken-hearted upon Van Diemen's Land. God bless our wives and families, likewise that happy shore, That isle of sweet contentment, which we shall see no more, As for our wretched females, see them, we seldom can, There's twenty, to one woman, upon Van Diemen's Land.
Page 3 - Then Robin Hood he drew his sword, And the pedlar by his pack did stand, They fought till the blood in streams did flow, Till he cried, pedlar, pray hold your hand ! Pedlar, pedlar, what is thy name? Come speedilie and tell to me; My name ! my name I ne'er will tell, Till both your names you have told to me. The one of us is bold Robin Hood, And the other Little John so free : Now, says the pedlar, it lays to my good will, Whether my name I chuse to tell to thee.
Page 3 - Then the pedlar he pulled off his pack, And put it a little below his knee, Saying, If you do move me one perch from this, My pack and all shall gang with thee.
Page 3 - Then it's by my body," cries Little John, " One half your pack shall belong to me." " O nay, o nay," says the pedlar bold, " O nay, o nay, that never can be ; For there's never a man from fair Nottingham Can take one half my pack from me.
Page 19 - ... to be bold; I thought myself no more a child, My own conceit it so me told: Then did I venture far and near, To buy delight at price full dear. At four times seven I take a wife, And leave off all my wanton ways, Thinking thereby perhaps to thrive, And save myself from sad disgrace. So farewell my companions all, For other business doth me call. At five times seven I must hard strive...
Page 3 - By chance he met two troublesome blades, Two troublesome blades they chanced to be ; The one of them was bold Robin Hood, And the other was Little John so free. " Oh ! pedlar, pedlar, what is in thy pack, Come speedilie and tell to me ? " " I've several suits of the gay green silks, And silken bow-strings two or three.

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