He did not rob the rich, my son;
He was a goodly man.
He did not love the poor, my son;
He did love Marianne.
Nah! Robyn Hode opposed the tax
And he opposed the Prince,
And he the ministers attacked
When they the people pinched.
When they took coin and liberty,
Both Robyn and his men
Fought the Prince and freed the money
And gave it back again.
Again the people suffer sore
And now we need a Robyn.