1550 - Anonymous - Welspoken Nobody
|Title||The Welspoken Nobody|
|Mentions||Many speak of Robin Hood that never shot in his bow [proverb]|
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-07-15. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2015-09-19.
Many speke of Roben hoode that neuer shott in his bowe
So many haue layed faultes to me, which J did neuer knowe,
But nowe beholde here J am
Whom all the worlde doeth diffame
Long haue they also shamed me
And locked my mouthe for speking free 
The German original of this short poem was written by Jörg Schan. Taylor cites another printing of this broadside which slightly different spelling and wording.
- Not found in Dobson, R.B., ed.; Taylor, J., ed. Rymes of Robyn Hood: an Introduction to the English Outlaw (London, 1976), pp. 315-19.
- Not found in Sussex, Lucy, compil. 'References to Robin Hood up to 1600', in: Knight, Stephen. Robin Hood: A Complete Study of the English Outlaw (Oxford, UK; Cambridge, Massachusetts: Blackwell, 1994), pp. 262-88.
- Anonymous. ¶The Welspoken Nobody ([London]: [c. 1550]). Available online at Huntington Library Digital Collection
- Taylor, John; Hindley, Charles, ed. Works of John Taylor, the Water Poet (London and Westminster, 1872), p. 5 n. 1.