The Jolly Pinder of WAKEFIELD,

IN wakefield there lives a jolly Pinder,
in Wakefield all on a gréen,
in Wakefield all on a gréen,
There is neither knight mor Squire said ye Pinder
nor Barron that is so bold,
nor Barron that is so bold,
Dare make a trespasse to the town of Wakefield
but his pledge goes to the Pinfold,
but his pledge goes to the Pinfold.
All this be heard thrée witty youngmen
twas Robin Hood Scarlet and Iohn, &c.
With that they spyed the jolly Pinder
as he sate under a Thorn. &c.
Now turn again turn again said the Pinder
for a wrong way have you gone. &c.
For you have forsaken the King his high way
and made a path over the Corn, &c.
O that were great shame said jolly Robin
we being thrée and thou but one &c.
The Pinder leapt back then thirty good foot,
twas thirty good foot and one. &c.
He leaned his back fast unto a Thorn,
and his foot unto a stone, &c.
And there he fought a tong Summers day,
a Summers day so long, c. &c.
Till that their Sworde on their broad Bucklers
were broken fast unto their hands, &c.
Hold thy hand hold thy hand said Robin Hood
and my merry men euery one, &c.
For this is one of the best Pinders,
that ever I try'd with Sword, &c.
And wilt thou forsake thy Pinder his craft,
and live in gréen wood with me, &c.
At Michaelmas next my Cov'nant comes out,
when every man gathers his Fee, &c.
Ile take my blew Blade all in my hand,
and plod to the Gréen wood with thee, &c.
Hast thou either meat or drink laid Robin Hood
for my merry men and me, &c.
I have both bread and béef said the Pinder,
And good Ale of the best &c.
And that is meat good enough sai [...] Robin Hood
for such unbidden[?] guest &c.
O wilt thou forsake thy Pinder his craft
And go to the gréen wood with me &c.
Thou shalt have a Livery twice in the year,
the one gréen the other brown.
the one gréen the other brown,
If Michaelmas day were once come and gone,
And my Master had paid me my fee
And my Master had paid me my fée,
Then would I set as little by him
As my Master doth set by my
As my master doth set by me

Printed for F. Coles, T: Vere, and W. [...]lberson.

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