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Robin Hood/Jesse James

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BOLD ROBIN HOOD AND THE PEDLAR
BOLD ROBIN HOOD AND THE THREE SQUIRES
ROBIN HOOD AND ALAN A DALE
ROBIN HOOD AND GUY OF GISBORNE
ROBIN HOOD AND LITTLE JOHN
ROBIN HOOD AND MAID MARION
ROBIN HOOD AND THE BUTCHER (A)
ROBIN HOOD AND THE PEDLARS
ROBIN HOOD AND THE SHEPHERD
ROBIN HOOD AND THE TINKER
ROBIN HOOD RESCUING WILL STUTLY
ROBIN HOOD'S BIRTH & BREEDING...
ROBIN HOOD'S DEATH
ROBIN HOOD'S DEATH (2)
ROBIN HOOD'S DELIGHT
ROBIN REDBRIEST'S TESTAMENT


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jez@derbex.demon.co.uk 14 Feb 97 - 10:53 AM
Joan from Wigan 15 Nov 01 - 11:45 AM
MMario 15 Nov 01 - 11:56 AM
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Rollo 15 Nov 01 - 07:40 PM
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Subject: Robin Hood/Jesse James
From: jez@derbex.demon.co.uk
Date: 14 Feb 97 - 10:53 AM

For a while I've been looking for a song about Robin Hood, set to the tune of Jesse James. The chorus goes something like :-

Robin Hood was a bloke who had many a bow he kept them all nice and clean, and he died in his prime at the age of 89 of a bad case of eye-ball gangerene.

Any pointers would be welcome.


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Subject: Lyr Add: Robin Hood
From: Joan from Wigan
Date: 15 Nov 01 - 11:45 AM

ROBIN HOOD
(Words by John...[surname unknown] with extra material by Monologue Joe)(Tune: Jesse James)

Robin Hood he was a man and he roamed throughout the land
Shooting off his arrows there and here
He robbed from the rich and he kept it for himself
And he shot the occasional king's deer
He'd a fight upon a log with a lad called Little John
Who made Robin look a proper twit
For John hit him with his pole, and he scored a perfect goal
And Robin Hood went flying in the --water

CHORUS:
For Robin was a man and he owned a lot of bows
He kept them all nice and clean
He died in his prime at the age of eighty-nine
From a bad case of eyeball gangerene

Maid Marion there she sits, she's got two enormous --eyes
And feet just like a pair of boats
Robin keeps her hanging round, she's the only girl in town
Who'll give him his daily Nottingham Evening Post
Well a man was to be hung; said Robin, This is wrong
To Nottingham his merry men he calls
He gives his horn a blow, fits an arrow to his bow
And shoots the poor old hangman through the --head

Now you've often heard the tale of dashing Allan-a-Dale
Who wandered through the valleys and the hillocks
All the ladies they would swoon when Allan played his tune
And they used to waft the flies off his --armour
He had the smell of Brut, he got pickled as a newt
He chased the girls through Sherwood all his days
He chased them through the pines and they used to call him Heinz
For he knew fifty-seven different ways

Will Scarlett often bragged about all the girls he'd --kissed
At playing on the lute he was quite slick
He called the girls his pets, and they frequently took bets
Whether he or Robin had the biggest --bow
The Sheriff's temper ripped as he crept beneath the crypt
His plan to capture Robin was a farce
For his arrows they were blunt, and that stupid little --sheriff
Watched the arrows bounce off Robin's --head

The Abbot he was rich, the dirty son of a --woman
All day in the church his God he'd thank
But the outlaws stole his gold, so the story's told
When he went behind a tree to have a --smoke
Now Much the miller's son, he didn't have any fun
All day on the toilet he would dwell
For from the very start, all he did was --cough
And the outlaws said, What's that bloody smell?

Now the friar's name was Tuck and he didn't give a --damn
All day in the forest he would snooze
When the men went out to hunt, that dirty big fat --friar
Ate up all the food and drank the booze
As long as this here minstrel will sing his little song
As long as two and two make five
As long as we are here paying too much for our beer
The tales of Robin Hood will stay alive
They'll be passed from hand to hand, sung throughout the land
Exaggerated by the mob
They'll glorify the name and cover up the shame
Of the dirty thieving bastard that he was
Of the dirty thieving bastard that he was


I was trawling through some old threads and realised I could answer this request. I have emailed Jeremy.

Joan


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Subject: RE: Robin Hood/Jesse James
From: MMario
Date: 15 Nov 01 - 11:56 AM

Huzzah Joan!

4 years, 9 months and a day - is that a MudCat record?

Another benefit of the archives on the forum...


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Subject: RE: Robin Hood/Jesse James
From: Jim Krause
Date: 15 Nov 01 - 03:17 PM

What a great song! I like it. Good thing I haven't had lunch yet, or it would be all over the computer monitor, I was laughing so hard.
Jim


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Subject: RE: Robin Hood/Jesse James
From: Rollo
Date: 15 Nov 01 - 07:40 PM

Yeagh - great song, very funny! Will be the Number one hit of next year's campfire season!


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Subject: RE: Robin Hood/Jesse James
From: kendall
Date: 16 Nov 01 - 09:07 AM

How dare you besmirch the good name of one of my heros!


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Subject: RE: Robin Hood/Jesse James
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 16 Nov 01 - 01:13 PM

Robin? Or Jesse?

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: Robin Hood/Jesse James
From: Mrrzy
Date: 16 Nov 01 - 01:58 PM

Unfortunately, he died young, betrayed by a woman.


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Subject: RE: Robin Hood/Jesse James
From: Mrrzy
Date: 16 Nov 01 - 01:59 PM

Forgot to mention, I also have Jesus Christ to this tune (some dirty little coward called Judas Escariot has laid jesus christ in his grave...) written by Woody Guthrie, sung by Cisco Houston.


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Subject: RE: Robin Hood/Jesse James
From: MMario
Date: 16 Nov 01 - 02:07 PM

pray forgive my ignorance - but WHICH "Jesse James" tune is this?


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Subject: RE: Robin Hood/Jesse James
From: Mrrzy
Date: 16 Nov 01 - 03:55 PM

That dirty little coward who shot at mr. howard has laid jesse james in his grave, is the major refrain, if that helps?


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Subject: RE: Robin Hood/Jesse James
From: MMario
Date: 16 Nov 01 - 04:39 PM

that would make it this one then, thank you!


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Subject: RE: Robin Hood/Jesse James
From: Susan of DT
Date: 16 Nov 01 - 08:52 PM

The parody Mrrzy mentioned is in the DT, title "Jesus Christ"


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Subject: RE: Robin Hood/Jesse James
From: masato sakurai
Date: 16 Nov 01 - 09:20 PM

Woody's "Jesus Christ" covered by U2 is on Folkways-Vision Shared. Sound clip is HERE.
~Masato


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Subject: RE: Robin Hood/Jesse James
From: Kaleea
Date: 17 Nov 01 - 04:02 AM

Gee, I always liked the theme song from the Robin Hood TV show which was on when I was a small child. It's campy, it's cheesy, & we sang along every week.


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Subject: RE: Robin Hood/Jesse James
From: Midchuck
Date: 17 Nov 01 - 09:34 AM

I used to sing:

"Robin Hood, Robin Hood, riding through the glen,
Robin Hood, Robin Hood, b*****ing his men...."

Then my mother, or later, my wife, would hit me...

Peter.


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Subject: RE: Robin Hood/Jesse James
From: Art Thieme
Date: 17 Nov 01 - 09:27 PM

Most of the Robin Hood ballads are in Francis James Child's compilation. I included "ROBIN HOOD'S DEATH" on my 1998 CD for Andrew Calhoun's label, Waterbug Records.

www.waterbug.com
Art Thieme


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