Robin Hood's Dream


There once lived a man who stole from the rich and gave to the poor
He gathered round him men like himself score after score
Together they lived in the forest green
And he told them all of his dream

He dreamed of an England safe and free
Where all men lived in harmony
Free from the sheriff’s gallows high
Free from the bailiff’s searching eye
England o England free for you and me
England o England free for you and me

They made their home among the trees and dressed in lincoln green
A finer band of outlawed men had never been seen
Together they feasted on the deer
And as longbow archers had no peer


He had no time for barons and priests who lived by the law
The law which made the rich man rich by taking from the poor
Together they resolved to try
To change this way of life or die

CHORUS (repeated)