(This score available as
a MIDI file)
Pennywhistle notation and Dulcimer tab for this song is also available
Sir Greenbaum's Madrigal (Alan Sherman) In Sherwood Forest There dwelt a knight Who was known As the righteous Sir Greenbaum And many dragons Had felt the might Of the smite Of the righteous Sir Greenbaum I chanced upon him one morn When he'd recently rescued a maiden fair "Why, why art thou so forlorn Sir Greenbaum, is thy heart heavy laden?" Said he, "Forsooth 'Tis a sorry plight That engendered my attitude bluish" Said he, "I don't wanna be a knight That's no job for a boy who is Jewish" All day with the mighty sword And the mighty steed and the mighty lance All day with that heavy shield And a pair of aluminum pants All day with the slaying and slewing And smiting and smoting like Robin Hood Oh, wouldst I could kick the habit And give up smoting for good And so he said to the other knights, "You may have my possessions and my goods For I am moving to Shaker Heights Where I've got some connections in dry goods" Farewell to the dragon's paw And the other swashbuckling games and sports I'll work for my father in law When I marry Miss Guinevere Schwartz" Copyright Alan Sherman From My Son the Folksinger RG apr97
Thanks to Mudcat for the Digital Tradition!