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Lyr Req: 'Robin Hood ' 1950s TV Theme

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Rabbi-Sol 30 Oct 09 - 12:18 AM
Gene 30 Oct 09 - 01:27 AM
Rabbi-Sol 30 Oct 09 - 04:28 PM
GUEST,Tunesmith 30 Oct 09 - 04:45 PM
John MacKenzie 30 Oct 09 - 04:58 PM
GUEST 30 Oct 09 - 05:14 PM
Effsee 30 Oct 09 - 05:16 PM
John MacKenzie 30 Oct 09 - 05:32 PM
Dave the Gnome 30 Oct 09 - 05:54 PM
Tig 30 Oct 09 - 06:31 PM
Tig 30 Oct 09 - 06:46 PM
GUEST,leeneia 30 Oct 09 - 06:53 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: 'Robin Hood ' 1950s TV Theme
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 30 Oct 09 - 12:18 AM

I believe that Frankie Lane recorded it.

There were 5 stanzas and a chorus.

SOL


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Robin Hood ' 1950s TV Theme
From: Gene
Date: 30 Oct 09 - 01:27 AM

They are in the DT....

@displaysong.cfm?SongID=4997

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Robin Hood ' 1950s TV Theme
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 30 Oct 09 - 04:28 PM

The DT shows only 3 stanzas. I am positive that the song as sung by Frankie Lane had 5 stanzas. 2 are missing from the DT.

SOL


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Robin Hood ' 1950s TV Theme
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 30 Oct 09 - 04:45 PM

Surely, the original theme song wouldn't have been sung by Frankie Lane? His voice doesn't somehow seem correct for stories set in England around 800 years ago! Mind you, didn't the Kevin Costner's "Robin Hood" feature Bryan Adams singing?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Robin Hood ' 1950s TV Theme
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 30 Oct 09 - 04:58 PM

This one?
Don't think it's Guy Mitchell though.

JM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Robin Hood ' 1950s TV Theme
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Oct 09 - 05:14 PM

Might this be it, or part of it?

He called the greatest archers to a cabin on the green
They vowed to help the people of the king
They handled ev'ry problem in the English country scene (seen?)
And still found plenty of time to sing
   Robin Hood, Robin Hood, ridign through the glen
   Robin Hood, Robin Hood, with his band of men
   Feared by the bad, loved by the good
   Robin Hood, Robin Hood, Robin Hood


I guess I spent too much time in front of the old black-and-white box since I can still sing this.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Robin Hood ' 1950s TV Theme
From: Effsee
Date: 30 Oct 09 - 05:16 PM

According to WIKI:-   Carl Sigman wrote the words and music for the theme song which was sung by Dick James and is still fondly remembered:

Robin Hood, Robin Hood, riding through the glen
Robin Hood, Robin Hood, with his band of men
Feared by the bad, loved by the good;
Robin Hood, Robin Hood, Robin Hood!

He called the greatest archers to a tavern on the green,
They vowed to help the people of the king,
They handled all the trouble on the English country scene,
And still found plenty of time to sing...
(Chorus repeat)


The song was released as a single by Gary Miller and reached number 10 on the UK charts.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Robin Hood ' 1950s TV Theme
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 30 Oct 09 - 05:32 PM

Dick James, of course!

JM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Robin Hood ' 1950s TV Theme
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 30 Oct 09 - 05:54 PM

and don't forget the Monty Python version - Dennis Moore

DeG


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Robin Hood ' 1950s TV Theme
From: Tig
Date: 30 Oct 09 - 06:31 PM

I posted all the words in a previous thread - don't know where I've put them now. Got them from a school I was in where the kids were singing them in music :-)

I'll see if I can find them. There were about 5 verses.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Robin Hood ' 1950s TV Theme
From: Tig
Date: 30 Oct 09 - 06:46 PM

I found it by hunting on the threads!ubject: RE: Lyr Req: Robin Hood song
From: Tig - PM
Date: 05 Jun 04 - 06:05 PM

Here you are then.
^^
Robin Hood, Robin Hood,
Riding thro' the glen,
Robin Hood, Robin Hood,
With his band of men,
Feared by the bad,
Loved by the good,
Robin Hood, Robin Hood, Robin Hood.

He called the greatest archers to a tavern on the green,
They vowed to help the people of the King;
They handled all the trouble on the English country scene,
And still found plenty of time to sing,

Robin Hood ........

He came to Sherwood Forest with a feather in his cap,
A fighter never looking for a fight;
His bow was always ready and he kept his arrows sharp,
He used them fighting for what was right.

Robin Hood........

With Alan Dale and Little John, they had a roguish look,
They did the deeds that others wouldn't dare;
Recaptured all the money that the evil sheriff took,
And rescued many a lady fair,

Robin Hood .........

To cheating and corruption he would never, never yield,
And danger was his breakfast ev'ry day;
The cobbler in the hamlet and the farmer in the field
Were always helping him get away.

Robin Hood ........

He rode up to the palace and was cheered by ev'ry one,
His Lady Marian threw him a rose;
The King of England knighted him the Earl of Huntingdon,
And that's the way the legend goes.

Robin Hood .........

I seem to remember that it was only the first two verses which were used during the titles although the whole lot was sung sometimes during the programme.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Robin Hood ' 1950s TV Theme
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 30 Oct 09 - 06:53 PM

All these years I've thought that he 'called the greatest archers to a challenge on the green.'

And now I learn it's merely a tavern.

Alas, alack.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Robin Hood ' 1950s TV Theme
From: Young Buchan
Date: 30 Oct 09 - 11:58 PM

It may just be urban myth, but the story goes that when Bryan Adams' 'Everything I do I do it for you' was used as the theme of Robin Hood Prince of Thieves a young couple requested the Robin Hood theme for their wedding. Unfortunately the organist was of my generation, and the bride walked (perhaps galloped) down the aisle to Robin Hood Robin Hood Riding Through the Glen.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Robin Hood ' 1950s TV Theme
From: Gene
Date: 31 Oct 09 - 02:51 AM

Here's one version by Frankie Laine.

Robin Hood
By Frankie Laine

REFRAIN

Robin Hood, Robin Hood, riding thru the glen,
Robin Hood, Robin Hood, with his band of men
Feared by the bad, loved by the good
Robin Hood, Robin Hood, Robin Hood

He called the greatest archers to a tavern on the green
They vowed to help the people of the King
They handled all the trouble on the English country scene
And still found plenty of time to sing

REFRAIN

He came to Sherwood Forest with a feather in his cap
A fighter never looking for a fight
His bow was always ready and he kept his arrows sharp
He used them fighting for what was right

With Friar Tuck, Dale and Little John, they had a roguish look
They did the deeds that others wouldn't dare
Recaptured all the money that the evil sheriff took
And rescued many a lady fair

MUSIC REPEAT OF REFRAIN

(Next verse not on this Frankie Laine version)

To cheating and corruption he would never, never yield
And danger was his breakfast ev'ry day
The cobbler in the hamlet and the farmer in the field
Were always helping him get away

REFRAIN

He rode up to the palace and was cheered by ev'ry one
His Lady Marian threw him a rose
The King of England knighted him the Earl of Huntingdon
And that's the way the legend goes

REFRAIN

G


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Robin Hood ' 1950s TV Theme
From: Edthefolkie
Date: 31 Oct 09 - 06:41 AM

Young Buchan, that's a great story even if it is urban myth. Sounds pretty accurate though - my oldest friend, who is a splendid organist, would have done exactly the same thing, never having heard of Bryan Adams. Serve 'em right anyway, what's wrong with "Here comes the bride, forty inches wide"?

They used to play the intro (horn bit, arrow flight, plunk) and some of the theme on the PA at Nottingham Forest's City Ground when the teams came out. This was over 30 years ago - has it survived? I know the creative types used to sing "Brian Clough, Brian Clough, riding through the glen" etc.


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