Robin Hood lived in Homestead
The year was 1892
He worked at Carnegie’s steel mill
His eyes were a bright blue
He fell in love with a girl named Marian
Who went to the same church
In March they went and got married
For better or for worse
Marian was a seamstress
She made satin quilts
She sold them to the wealthy
Who overpaid her out of guilt
Cos Marian was so pretty
But she had nothing to wear
She had no fine dresses
Or things to tie back her hair
Robin was a socialist
A unionist through and through
They locked out his paycheck
He needed something to do
They had a little money
And didn’t wanna stay
So they went to New York City
Come out come out and play
Marian had her doubts about
Everything under the sun
But Jesus said turn your cheek, Mary
Be kind to everyone
So when Robin began to steal and buy her nice new clothes
Because he gave most to the poor
She kept her mouth closed
Robin knew Emma Goldman
And young Norman Thomas too
They used to have lunch together
Marian made beef stew
Emma’d run her mouth a lot
Say to kill this person or that
But Robin knew that wasn’t the way
He’d just bought Marian a new hat
She washed the dishes and Emma came up to her she said
“Why are you doing this?
Come out, make your voice heard”
But Marian wasn’t into it
She had nothing to say
She was so innocent
She calmed Robin’s day
Eventually the government
They caught up to Robin Hood
They could’ve thrown him in jail
Instead they shot him where he stood
But Robin was a lively one and he got to his feet
He tried to run away but he was as white as a sheet
He got to their apartment
Marian was there
He said, “Don’t you worry darling
There’s no reason to stare”
He fell down on the ground and she fell to his side
They stared into each other’s eyes
And then of course he died


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