Robin Hood and Alan a Dale

sung to the tune of A Saucy Sailor

Key of D

1 Bar Intro

...Gm .........................Gm
<I have no money> <the young man said>
 
.. .................................... D7
<But five shillings and a ring>
 
..............Dm ....................................D
<That I have kept these> <seven long years>
...........................................A7
<Saved for the day of my wedding>
 
<Yesterday I should> <have married a maid>
<But from me she has been taken>
<And chosen to be> <a knight's delight>
<Whereby my heart is broken>
 
<What is your name> <asked Robin Hood>
<Come tell me without any fail>
<By the faith of my body> <said the young man>
<My name is Alan a Dale> >>
 
<Then Robin hasted> <over the plain>
<With neither stint nor dawdling>
<Until he came> <to the church>
<Where Alan should keep his wedding> >>
 
<Why are you hear> <the Bishop asked>
<I prithee now tell unto me>
<I am a bold harper> <said Robin Hood>
<And the best in the north country> > >
 
<With that in came> <a wealthy knight>
<Who was both grave and old>
<And after him> <a finikin lass>
<Did shine like glistening gold>
 
<Then to his mouth> <Robin put his horn>
<And blew blasts two or three>
<When four and twenty> <bold bowmen>
<Came leaping o'er the lee> >>
 
<This is your true love> <said Robin Hood>
<Young Alan as I hear say>
<You shall be married> <here at this time>
<Before we depart away> > > >
<Who gives this maid> <asked Little John>
<Said Robin Hood That do I>
<And he that takes her> <from Alan a Dale>
<Full dearly he shall her buy> >
 
<And having ended> <this merry wedding>
<The bride she looked like a queen>
<So they returned> <to the greenwood>
<Amongst the leaves so green>

2 Bars > End