131: Robin Hood and the Ranger

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A stall version is found on eighteenth century garlands by the likes of Dicey which are in the Bodleian Library. It is a typical street ballad and the language is decidedly modern. Sheppard of London printed an upmarket version c1800 and Pitts printed a broadside with the much-used title of 'Bold Robin Hood'

Bronson gives a tune from Gutch and Rimbault with no text, and a twenty-two stanza text collected in Huddersfield by Frank Kidson, derived from broadsides.