Robin Hood (1)
X:1 % T:Robin Hood  M:6/4 L:1/8 S:Chappell – Popular Music of the Olden Time (1859) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Gdor G3AB2 A2B2A2 | B3A G2 ^F4 D2 | G3A B2 c4A2 | B4 c2 d4 D2 | d4B2 c4A2 | B3A G2 ^F4 B2 | A4G2 ^F3G A2 | (G6 G6) ||
ROBIN HOOD . English, Dance Air (6/4 time). G Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. The air appears in a old manuscript for the lute that collector William Chappell located in the University of Cambridge lute MS. A version appears in Thomas Ravenscroft’s Pammelia (1609) that Chappell believes may be an earlier form of the melody.
Robin Hood was the name of several inns or taverns in old England. At least one had this couplet on the sign under the figure:
Robin Hood in dead and gone
So call and drink with Little John.