“Noble Fisherman, The, or, Robin Hood's Preferment”


Robin goes to sea as a fisherman. He is scoffed at as a lubber, but when the fishing vessel is approached by a French ship of war his prowess with the bow permits the fishermen to take it and its cargo of gold.


For background on the Robin Hood legend, see the notes on "A Gest of Robyn Hode" [Child 117]. - RBW


  1. Child 148, "The Noble Fisherman, or, Robin Hood's Preferment" (1 text)
  2. Bronson 148, comments only
  3. OBB 124, "The Noble Fisherman or Robin Hood's Preferment" (1 text)
  4. BBI, RZN15, "In summer time when leaves grow green"
  5. Roud #3958
  6. BI, C148


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1631 (Stationer's Register)
Keywords: Robinhood ship battle