“Not in Nottingham” is a song from the Disney animated film “Robin Hood“. The song was written by Roger Miller, who also provided the voice of the rooster character, Alan-a-Dale, in the film.
The song plays during a somber moment in the film when the people of Nottingham are suffering under the tyrannical rule of Prince John and his henchman, the Sheriff of Nottingham. The lyrics express the people’s despair and their sense of being trapped and helpless. The song’s title is a play on words, as Nottingham is the name of the town where the story takes place, but the lyrics suggest that the people of Nottingham are not themselves and are no longer free.
The song has been praised for its poignant and powerful message, as well as its haunting melody and simple acoustic arrangement. It has become a beloved classic among Disney fans and has been covered by numerous artists over the years.
In the film, “Not in Nottingham” is performed by a chorus of animals, including a frog, a badger, and a mouse, as well as Alan-a-Dale. The song was included on the film’s soundtrack and was later covered by other musicians, including Mumford & Sons and Roger Miller’s son, Dean Miller.
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