Allan-a-Dale

or Al·an-a-Dale

[ al-uh n-uh-deyl ]
/ ˌæl ən əˈdeɪl /

noun

(in English balladry) a member of Robin Hood's band who carried off his sweetheart just before she was to be forced into marriage with an aged knight.

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Allan-a-Dale
/ (ˌælənəˈdeɪl) /

noun

(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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