Allan-a-Dale


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Allan-a-Dale

(ˌælənəˈdeɪl)
n
(European Myth & Legend) (in English balladry) a member of Robin Hood's band who saved his sweetheart from an enforced marriage and married her himself
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then said Robin Hood, "Come tell me, without any fail" "By the faith o' my body," then said the young man, "My name it is Allan-a-Dale.
By the faith of my body," replied the young man, "my name is Allan-a-Dale.
What will you give me, Allan-a-Dale," said Robin Hood, "in ready gold or fee, to help you to your true love again, and deliver her back unto you?
Then in came Allan-a-Dale, decked out gaily, with Will Scarlet for best man.
So Little John clambered awkwardly into the quire, his short gown fluttering gaily; and he called the banns for the marriage of the maid and Allan-a-Dale once, twice, and thrice.
And he who takes her from Allan-a-Dale shall buy her full dearly.
And he'll still be surrounded by sidekicks such as Little John, Will Scarlett and Allan-a-Dale, Much - and the slightlyless exotically named Roy.
And he'll still be surrounded by side-kicks such as Little John, Will Scarlett Allan-a-Dale and Much - as well as the slightly-less exotically named Roy.