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Thread #15043 Message #134752
Posted By: Anglofile
11-Nov-99 - 05:41 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Little Duke Arthur's Nurse (F Armstrong)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little Duke Arthur's Nurse
I learned this song a few years ago off of a tape a friend made for me, so I don't know the artist (who was female). Here's what I used for your missing words:
So go ye down to yon PUBLIC house Of course, you can just make up your own words to fill in, as well.
where welcoming lights are beckoning
They've stuck the feathered beds all around and about
AND THE CURTAINS their swords were a-raking
Well he's CALLED FOR ALE AND HE'S CALLED FOR beer
And the wine he kept them a pouring
I find this a challenging song to sing, since the tempo is fast and there are lots of unusual words to get through. I presented it in a workshop called "Pirate Queens and Handsome Cabin Boys" which was devoted to traditional songs about transvestitism.