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Lyr Add: Ballad of Robin Head

danleighton 01 Dec 99 - 06:48 PM
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Subject: Ballad of Robin Head
From: danleighton
Date: 01 Dec 99 - 06:48 PM

Thought a few of you might like this

Twas in the Shire of Nottingham <br> In the year twelve hundred and ten <br> Lived a man by the name of Robin Head <br> And his band of very merry men. <br> They lived on nuts and berr-i-es <br> And the occasional spotted deer <br> Doing the macrobiotic thing <br> And dispensing oodles of cheer. <br> <br> The sound of merry laughter <br> Ran out through the forest green <br> There was old Friar Tuck (With whom nothing rhymes) <br> And Marion the acid queen <br> Said Little John, "Lets have some mead" <br> Said Robin, "Ooh. what's the point" <br> "I'm tired of doing this venison thing" <br> "Lets go and roll a joint" <br> <br> Just then there burst upon the scene <br> A band of the Sherrifs men <br> Saying "Allo, allo, allo, allo" <br> "And what's all this 'ere then?" <br> "You'll have to come along with us" <br> "To the palace of the King" <br> "Said Robin "Oh man, don't get so uptight" <br> "I'm only doing my thing" <br> <br> So Robin bade his men farewell <br> And to Marion he gave a kiss <br> Then went with certain substances <br> For further analysis <br> And the news it spread both far and wide <br> And the people all came to see <br> For the man who always gave good deals <br> Was of great popularity <br> <br> So Robin was dragged before the throne <br> Of Nottingham's terrible King <br> "For months now, I've been after you" <br> "and now you'll bloody well swing" <br> "But before I sentence you to hang" <br> "For the evils what you've done" <br> "Tell me, what is this weed you grow in the woods" <br> "I think I will try some" <br> <br> The minutes passed in silence <br> And the air grew awful thick <br> Then the Sherrif cried "Ooh, the colours man!" <br> And was promptly horribly sick <br> And now our story has to end <br> As happy as it began <br> For Robin now deals for the countryside <br> And the Sherrif does Nottingham! <br>

Originally sung by Fred Wedlock on an album released in the early seventies

Try this for an abc format tune...it's basic but it works

B,EBBA/B/GF/E/DE/F/G/A/BFDEzz <br> B,EBBA/B/GF/E/DE/F/G/A/BFDEzz <br> B/c/dddBAF/E/D2B/c/dBAGGF/E/F2zz <br> EB/B/BA/B/GF/E/DE/F/G/A/BFDE <br>


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Ballad of Robin Head
From: danleighton
Date: 01 Dec 99 - 06:57 PM

Sorry about the last mess, I am hoping this is better!

Dan

Thought a few of you might like this

Twas in the Shire of Nottingham In the year twelve hundred and ten Lived a man by the name of Robin Head And his band of very merry men. They lived on nuts and berr-i-es And the occasional spotted deer Doing the macrobiotic thing And dispensing oodles of cheer.

The sound of merry laughter Ran out through the forest green There was old Friar Tuck (With whom nothing rhymes) And Marion the acid queen Said Little John, "Lets have some mead" Said Robin, "Ooh. what's the point" "I'm tired of doing this venison thing" "Lets go and roll a joint"

Just then there burst upon the scene A band of the Sherrifs men Saying "Allo, allo, allo, allo" "And what's all this 'ere then?" "You'll have to come along with us" "To the palace of the King" "Said Robin "Oh man, don't get so uptight" "I'm only doing my thing"

So Robin bade his men farewell And to Marion he gave a kiss Then went with certain substances For further analysis And the news it spread both far and wide And the people all came to see For the man who always gave good deals Was of great popularity

So Robin was dragged before the throne Of Nottingham's terrible King "For months now, I've been after you" "and now you'll bloody well swing" "But before I sentence you to hang" "For the evils what you've done" "Tell me, what is this weed you grow in the woods" "I think I will try some"

The minutes passed in silence And the air grew awful thick Then the Sherrif cried "Ooh, the colours man!" And was promptly horribly sick And now our story has to end As happy as it began For Robin now deals for the countryside And the Sherrif does Nottingham!

Originally sung by Fred Wedlock on an album released in the early seventies

Try this for an abc format tune...it's basic but it works

B,EBBA/B/GF/E/DE/F/G/A/BFDEzz B,EBBA/B/GF/E/DE/F/G/A/BFDEzz B/c/dddBAF/E/D2B/c/dBAGGF/E/F2zz EB/B/BA/B/GF/E/DE/F/G/A/BFDE


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Ballad of Robin Head
From: danleighton
Date: 01 Dec 99 - 06:59 PM

i really haven't got the hang of this line break thing - I have searched the forums for an explanation but cna't make head nor tail of it.

I'm probably just stupid.

oh well

Dan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Ballad of Robin Head
From: danleighton
Date: 01 Dec 99 - 07:05 PM

oh, and you can sing it to the tune of John Barleycorn...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Ballad of Robin Head
From: Bert
Date: 02 Dec 99 - 10:06 AM

Great one Dan. I'll have to learn it.

Thanks,

Bert.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Ballad of Robin Head
From: Willie-O
Date: 02 Dec 99 - 05:15 PM

good stuff man henh henh henh,,,no wonder they were merry, with all that green about.

All the html tags you need to post lyrics are:

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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Ballad of Robin Head
From: danleighton
Date: 03 Dec 99 - 08:17 AM

What like this?

Twas in the Shire of Nottingham
In the year twelve hundred and ten
Lived a man by the name of Robin Head
And his band of very merry men.
They lived on nuts and berr-i-es
And the occasional spotted deer
Doing the macrobiotic thing
And dispensing oodles of cheer.

The sound of merry laughter
Ran out through the forest green
There was old Friar Tuck (With whom nothing rhymes)
And Marion the acid queen
Said Little John, "Lets have some mead"
Said Robin, "Ooh. what's the point"
"I'm tired of doing this venison thing"
"Lets go and roll a joint"

Just then there burst upon the scene
A band of the Sherrifs men
Saying "Allo, allo, allo, allo"
"And what's all this 'ere then?"
"You'll have to come along with us"
"To the palace of the King"
"Said Robin "Oh man, don't get so uptight"
"I'm only doing my thing"

So Robin bade his men farewell
And to Marion he gave a kiss
Then went with certain substances
For further analysis
And the news it spread both far and wide
And the people all came to see
For the man who always gave good deals
Was of great popularity

So Robin was dragged before the throne
Of Nottingham's terrible King
"For months now, I've been after you"
"and now you'll bloody well swing"
"But before I sentence you to hang"
"For the evils what you've done"
"Tell me, what is this weed you grow in the woods"
"I think I will try some"

The minutes passed in silence
And the air grew awful thick
Then the Sherrif cried "Ooh, the colours man!"
And was promptly horribly sick
And now our story has to end
As happy as it began
For Robin now deals for the countryside
And the Sherrif does Nottingham!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Ballad of Robin Head
From: GUEST,Rich Blaker
Date: 04 Aug 15 - 06:01 PM

Originally written and sang by Keith Christmas


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