The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #104292   Message #2134209
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
26-Aug-07 - 10:15 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: King Henry (Child #32)
Subject: RE: King Henry
I'm from home just now, but will try to check that when I get back to Sheffield. I can add, for what it's worth, that the tunes used by Steeleye Span and by Martin Carthy don't belong, traditionally, to this song.

S Span used a tune more usually associated with 'The Shepherd's Song' (mostly found in the Southern counties of England), while Martin used (if I remember correctly) an American version of 'Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine'.

Can't be more than one Sedayne. Do you ever get down to Sheffield these days? I don't do sessions much any more, but have fond memories of your occasional visits back when Raymond and I ran the Wednesday sessions at the Dog and Partridge. First time I'd ever seen a crwth in action.