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Thread #85218   Message #1580021
Posted By: CET
10-Oct-05 - 08:47 AM
Thread Name: Marching Songs (not cadences)
Subject: RE: Marching Songs (not cadences)
Marching in step would almost certainly be anachronistic for an Elizabethan military re-enactment group, but I can imagine them singing something as they walked along. A good song has a way of keeping you going when your feet hurt. The difficulty is going to be finding songs that do date from the right era, and might possibly have been sung on the march. There have been a lot of good songs suggested, but most of them don't fit the bill. A lot of the Renfaire songs date from long after the Renaissance (Three Drunken Maidens, egad!) Of course, if you're not worried about anachronism...