135: Robin Hood and the Shepherd

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This ballad was printed in the 1663 and 1670 Garlands and is on broadsides in the Wood (1660) and Pepys (1689) Collections. A version somewhat later was printed by L How of London and a copy of this can be found in the Madden and Douce Collections. The designated tune is that of 145 ‘RH and Queen Katherine’.

Bronson gives no versions but comments on Rimbault’s ascription of the ‘Three Ravens’ tune based on flimsy evidence. No oral versions.