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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"What is thy name?" 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 you, if any one, can aid me!" said Allan-a-Dale eagerly.
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."
17 Which legendary outlaw had Allan-a-Dale as one of his companions?
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.
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 and Allan-a-Dale, Much - and the slightly-less exotically named Roy.