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Thread #21239 Message #1750105
Posted By: GUEST,email@example.com
30-May-06 - 12:10 PM
Thread Name: Tune Req: Thou Bonnie Wood of Craigielee
Subject: RE: Tune Req: Thou Bonnie Wood of Craigielee
Please can anyone tell me all the verses of 'A bold fusilier went marching down through Rochester bound for the wars in the Low Countree'? The first verse is given on this website.
At a well-beered Morris Dancing festival this week=end I heard about 5 verses. The rich and the tradesmen wouldnt join, and the young men took the Queen's shilling.
I've never heard it before. If it were contemporary then it would be
between 1702 (when Marlborough became Captain-General of the English armed forces and took Venlo and Liege), and 1709 by which time he had taken most of North Europe.