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Act 3 In the courtyard of the Sheriff ’s castle, Will Scarlet the blacksmith sings the “Armourer’s Song”. Annabel sings about the coming wedding of Marian to Guy, and Allan-a-Dale sings the “Legend of the Chimes” in expectation of Robin’s funeral. Robin and Marian sing a sad song pledging their love for each other. The Sheriff and Friar Tuck sing a duet about the “pains and pangs” of life. Robin and his men are in the courtyard of the castle where Robin finds King Richard the First who arrived home from the Crusades. Robin receives a pardon from King Richard and the return of his land. The Sheriff and Sir Guy sing about “A pardon from the King... Yes you are free”. Notes: “Oh Promise Me” was not part of the original opera, but was written in 1887 by De Koven to lyrics written by English poet Clement Scott and published as a separate art song in 1889. The piece is used in Act 3, sung at the wedding of Robin Hood and Maid Marian, but in the 1891 version it was sung in Act 2 between “Brown October Ale” and the “Tinkers’ Song”. MUSICAL NUMBERS 1. Introduction and opening chorus 2. Auctioneer's Song 3. Milkmaid's Song 4. Entrance of Robin Hood ("Come the Bowmen in Lincoln Green") 5. I Came As a Cavalier 6. Come Dream So Bright 7. I Am the Sheriff of Nottingham 8. When a Peer Makes Love to a Damsel Fair 9. Finale Act 1 10. Oh Cheerily Soundeth the Hunter's Horn 11. (Song of) Brown October Ale 12. Oh, Promise Me (lyrics by Clement Scott) 13. The Tinker's Song 14. Oh See the Lambkins Play 15. Forest Song (Ye Birds in Azure Wing) 16. Serenade, Duet and Scene 17. Finale Act II 18. The Armourer's Song 19. When a Maiden Weds 20. The Legend of the Chimes 21. Love, Now We Never More Will Part 22. Whe Life Seems Made of Pains and Pangs 23. Country Dance 24. Finale CAST • Robert of Huntington (Robin Hood) • Sheriff of Nottingham • Little John • Will Scarlett • Friar Tuck • Alan-a-Dale • Sir Guy of Gisborne • Lady Marian Fitzwalter, a ward of the Crown (Maid Marian • Dame Durden, a widow • Annabel, her daughter Villagers, Milkmaids, Outlaws, King's Foresters, Archers, Pedlars, etc. DISCOGRAPHY Koven: Robin Hood - Ohio Light Opera Robin Hood (1911 Original Cast, 1919 Revival Cast)