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Posted By: GUEST,Balladeer of sorts
30-Jan-20 - 09:03 AM
Thread Name: Ballads in Robin Hood stories
Subject: RE: Ballads in Robin Hood stories
leeneia, you said:


"I believe that the oldest sources of Robin Hood tales were old ballads. That is, there weren't ballads IN the stories, the ballad was the whole enchilada."

All that is true, but in the editions of the stories that I've read, there are ballads, love songs, etc.

I'm wondering if any of them existed outside the literary world of the tales, and whether there are tunes extant to them.