The Noble Fisherman

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The Noble Fisherman or Robin Hood's Preferment is Child ballad 148, a tale of Robin Hood.[1]

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Robin Hood decides to go to sea. Posing as a poor fisherman, he is hired by a woman with a boat, but laughed at for his lack of seamanship.[1] French pirates try to take the ship, but Robin shoots them all. He finds a treasure hoard of twelve thousand pounds aboard the French warship and he offers to share half of it with the others on the boat, but they insist that it is his.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Child, Francis James, ed. (1890). The Noble Fisherman, or, Robin Hood's Preferment. English and Scottish Popular Ballads. II Part 2. Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company. pp. 211–213. Retrieved 2017-11-21.
  2. ^ Waltz, Robert B.; Engle, David G. (2012). "The Noble Fisherman, or, Robin Hood's Preferment". Folklore The Traditional Ballad Index: An Annotated Bibliography of the Folk Songs of the English-Speaking World. California State University, Fresno. Retrieved 2017-11-21.
  3. ^ "The Noble Fisherman or Robin Hood's Preferment". The English and Scottish Popular Ballads. Internet Sacred Text Archive. 2011. Retrieved 2017-11-21.

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