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The Noble Fisherman or Robin Hood's Preferment is Child ballad 148, a tale of Robin Hood.
Robin Hood decides to go to sea. Posing as a poor fisherman, he is hired by a woman with a boat, but laughed at for his lack of seamanship. French pirates try to take the ship, but Robin shoots them all. He finds a treasure hoard of twelve thousand pounds aboard the French warship and he offers to share half of it with the others on the boat, but they insist that it is his.