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GUEST,lanfranc sans cookie Folklore: Robin Hood TV Show (78* d) RE: Folklore: Robin Hood TV Show 11 Aug 04


On the wall of my den/office/shambles there are a number of framed originals of 50s and 60s sheet music, including "Robin Hood" by Carl Sigman and "The Ballad of Davy Crockett" by Tom Blackburn and George Bruns. Both are priced at 1/6 (less than 9p!) and date from 1955/56.

Having dismantled the frame, I can now post the entire lyric, as follows (before reading or attempting to sing along, please remember this is a 1950s lyric from a TV show and doesn't withstand much critical examination, especially the last verse!):

ROBIN HOOD by Carl Sigman

Chorus: |C|-|C G7|C|G7|-|Dm7|G7|C|Em|F|Am|G7|-|Dm7|G7|C|-|-|-|
Verses: |-C|C|-|-|-|-|-|G7 Bflat7|Dm G7|C|-F|-|F#dim|C|Dm7 G7|C|

Chorus:
Robin Hood,Robin Hood,riding through the glen
Robin Hood,Robin Hood,with his band of men
Feared by the bad, loved by the good
Robin Hood,Robin Hood,Robin Hood.

He called the greatest archers to a tavern on the green
They vowed to help the people of the king
They handled all the trouble on the English country scene
And still found plenty of time to sing

Chorus

He came to Sherwood Forest with a feather in his cap
A fighter never looking for a fight
His bow was always ready and he kept his arrows sharp
He used them fighting for what was right

Chorus

With Alan Dale and Little John they had a roguish look
They did the deeds that others didn't dare
Recaptured all the money that the evil sheriff took
And rescued many a lady fair.

Chorus

To cheating and corruption he would never, never yield
And danger was his breakfast every day
The cobbler in the hamlet and the farmer in the field
Were always helping him get away

Chorus

He rode up to the palace and was cheered by everyone
His Lady Marian threw him a rose
The King of England knighted him the Earl of Huntingdon
And that is the way the legend goes.

Chorus


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