The Robin Hood Musical

The Sheriff's Song

The Sheriff has to be above the law, 
A scheming manipulator.
 Makes his fortune from rich and the poor, 
Isn't that what it's there for? 
When prisoners pay me a handsome fee,
 I'll think about setting them free, 
Sometime, perhaps, maybe. 
 
Sometimes bribes are needed for some jurors,
 So they'll do me lots of favours. 
The Sheriff's welfare must  come first, 
Gold must flow in to my purse. 
When prisoners pay me a handsome fee,
 I'll think about setting them free,
 Sometime, perhaps, maybe. 
 
The law brings much wealth and power for me. 
So people have to bend their knee,
 Rich or poor, whoever they may be, 
I'm the gaoler with the key. 
When prisoners pay me a handsome fee,
 I'll think about setting them free,
Sometime, perhaps, maybe.