22. The Sheriff's Boots

INTRODUCTORY MINSTREL SONG: “When the Sheriff wanted boots, his underlings began the war; when Robin finished with the louts, their feet indeed were sore!"
SUMMARY: Having tried all the boots in Nottingham, the Sheriff finds wonderful boots in the village of Retford. However he soon learns who makes them, and is easily persuaded to let the merchants of Nottingham have their way with the village. Joan Sims appears as Nell.