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I heard a carping of a clerk
Robyn and Gandeleyn — seventy-six short lines
Title(s): Robyn and Gandeleyn
Subjects: Robin Hood; ballads
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Sloane 2593, f. 14v
Editions:
Ritson, Joseph, ed. Ancient Songs from the Time of King Henry the Third to the Revolution. London, 1790. Further editions as Ritson, Joseph, ed. Ancient Songs and Ballads from the Reign of King Henry the Second to the Revolution. 2 vols. London, 1829; re-ed. William Carew Hazlitt London, 1877: 49-51; 1829, 1.82-5.
Wright, Thomas, ed. Songs and Carols printed from a manuscript in the Sloane Collection. London: Pickering, 1836: No. x.
Wright, Thomas, ed. Songs and Carols. Warton Club 4. London: Richards, 1856: 42-5.
Gutch, John Matthew. A lytell geste of Robin Hood…. London: Longman, 1847: 2.36-9.
Child, Francis James. English and Scottish Ballads. 8 vols. in 4, forerunner of next entry. Boston: Houghton, Osgood, also Little, Brown, 1857-58 et seq: 5.39-42.
Child, Francis James. The English and Scottish Popular Ballads. 5 vols. in 10 parts. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin, 1882-98: no. 115, 3.13-14.
Sargent, Helen Child, and George Lyman Kittredge. English and Scottish Popular Ballads. Cambridge edition of the Poets. London: Harrap, 1904: 244-5.
Leach, Edward, ed. The Ballad Book. New York: Harper, 1955: 332-4.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 437-40.
Dunn, Charles W., and Edward T. Byrnes, eds. Middle English Literature. New York, 1973; 2nd ed. New York: Garland, 1990: 518-20.