Placido went out one summer morning
for a walk in the merry green wood.
To practise a song
that lasts twelve minutes long.
Twas there that he met Robin Hood.
Oh, it was there that he met Robin Hood.
»What fellow art though?« quoth bold Robin Hood,
»and what is this terrible noise?
In the woods far and near
all wild beasts shake with fear -
Pray dont tell me this is your voice!
Oh, pray dont tell me this is your voice!«
»Oh, I-hi-hi-hi a-ha-ha-ha-ham
And I si-hi-hi-hing
that the valleys do ring!
Now go and disturb me no more!
Oh, now go and disturb me no more!«
»That never will be«, quoth bold Robin Hood,
»my forest is no place to wail.«
He bashed Placidos head
and the tenor was dead,
and this is the end of my tale.
Oh, and this is the end of my tale.
Text und Melodie © 2002 by Thesilée
Melodie: »Robin Hood and the Tanner« (trad.) It is said that the only man Robin Hood ever killed was a tanner - but actually, that story origined just because of a spelling error…
lyrics © 2002 by Thesilée
tune: »Robin Hood and the Tanner« (trad.)