Poem: For a Merry Man

Little John's Grave

Little John’s Grave (Photo credit: spratmackrel)

Whilst suffering of severe depression and personal turmoil
Little John took aim at the moon with a long barreled rifle
and he took the shot with the spirit of Annie Oakley
near the village of Hathersage after some William Tell malarky

But he missed the apple that he was supposed to hit
for it had been stuck in his throat for the whole time
and Little John sobbed when he saw the exit hole
on the dark side of that old moon
as it cut the sky in half with its fall

And soon the moon did crash
at the church yard of St. Michael’s
in the village none other than that of Hathersage
where under an old yew tree a tomb stone sprang
for Little John with a gallant bang

Sung:
They buried Little John under an old yew tree
in the ground of Hathersage
There he lies with his mighty hands
in the village of Hathersage
They buried Little John under an old yew tree
in the ground of Hathersage

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