In Sherwood Liude Stout Robin Hood

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In Sherwood Liude Stout Robin Hood

In Sherwood liude stout Robin Hood    
An Archer great none greater.
His bow & shafts were sure & good,
   Yet Cupids were much beter
Robin could shoot at many a Hart and misse,
   Cupid at first could hit a hart of his,
Hey iolly Robin.
Hoe iolly Robin
Hey iolly Robin Hood.
Loue finds out me
As well as thee
To follow mee
To the green wood.

A noble thiefe was Robin Hoode,
   Wise was he could deceiue him,
Yet Marrian in his brauest mood,
   Could of his heart bereaue him,
No greater thiefe lies hidden vnder skies.
   Then beauty closely lodgde in womens eyes.
Hey iolly Robin.

An Out-law was this Robin Hood,
   His life free and vnruly,
Yet to faire Marrian bound he stood
   And loues debt payed her duely.
Whom curbe of stricktest law could not hold in,
   Loue with obeyednes and a winke could winne.
Hey iolly Robin.

Now wend we home stout Robin Hood
   Leaue we the woods behind vs,
Loue passions must not be withstood,
   Loue euery where will find vs,
I liude in field and towne, and so did he,
   I got me to the woods, loue followed me.
Hey iolly Robin.