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Robin Hood and the Pedlars

Ballad
Child 137
Title Robin Hood and the Pedlars
Versions 1
Variants 1
Stanzas 30
Date 1847 or earlier

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2014-09-03. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-07-28.

Robin Hood and the Pedlars is one of John Payne Collier's many forgeries.[1] As Child noted, the ballad was "found in a manuscript pretended to be of about 1650, but [...] written in a forged hand of this [i.e. the 19th] century. I do not feel certain that the ballads [in this MS] themselves, bad as they are, are forgeries".[2]

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