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Folk Song Information

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Book TitleAuthorDateNotes
Song TitleRobin Hood and Little John
Roud No.1322
Collected FromTimbrell, Sarah Mrs.
LocationQuenington
CountyGloucestershire
Collected ByWilliams, Alfred
Alternative Title
Tune
Date
Source PrimaryWSRO: 2598/36 Packet 2 - Gloucestershire: Williams, A: MS collection No Gl 134
Source SecondaryWilts and Gloucestershire Standard, 26th August, 1916, p 3, Part 43, No. 6: Williams, A: Folk songs of the upper Thames, p 296
Recording
 
Song Lyrics
Verse 1

When bold Robin Hood was about twenty years old,
He happened to meet Little John,
For he was a blade right fit for the trade,
And he was a lusty young man

Verse 2

They happened to meet on a long, narrow bridge,
Where never a one gave way,
Says bold Robin Hood, as he right gallantly stood -
"Now we'll have a fight and away."

Verse 3

They fought, they fought, up hill and down
 
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Notes
Williams, Alfred: Ms / WGS: 'This ancient song was sung at Quenington though it is forgotten now; the following is all I could obtain. Words of Mrs J Timbrel, Quenington.'

Williams, Alfred: FSUT: 'Fragment. This ancient song was sung at Quenington; the following is all I could obtain. Words of Mrs. Timbrel, Quenington.'

Transcribed and edited by Chris Wildridge, 2010.

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