"Poor Boy (The Greenwood)" as written by and Jeff / Lynne....
Me I'm just a poor boy, from across the far southland,
And I've traveled many days to reach this place to mke my stand,
I fell in with a merry band, and drank away the hours.

Rollin' on, I've been rollin' on,
And my head is high, from the battle won,
Laid down my life for the Greenwood

The city boys, and the country boys, they come from miles around,
To defy their king and country, save the poor folks from the hand,
Of the thieving dukes and abbotts, and the gentry of the land.

Rollin' on, I've been rollin' on,
And my head is high, from the battle won,
Laid down my life for the Greenwood

Sweet Maid Marion, don't you do me no wrong,
Stay on the right side, the Greenwood is your home,
The dancing girls and the open fires, the wine that flows like water.

Rollin' on, I've been rollin' on,
And my head is high, from the battle won,
Laid down my life for the Greenwood


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"Poorboy (The Greenwood)" as written by Jeff Lynne

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    General CommentAlmost certainly about Robin Hood. The Greenwood is another name for Sherwood Forest in the Robin Hood tales. The Merry Men were just that, merry; they enjoyed dancing, ale, etc. And the line "Sweet Maid Marion..." I mean, could it be more clear?
    dolfanon December 23, 2005   Link

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