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.