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Thread #104292   Message #2134626
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
27-Aug-07 - 01:22 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: King Henry (Child #32)
Subject: RE: King Henry (Child #32)
Which "Bonaparte's Retreat?"
1. An alternate name for the marches "Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine" and "Bonaparte Crossing the Rocky Mountains."
2. "Bonaparte's Retreat," the dance-fiddle tune (march, reel) to which Johnny Horton set lyrics.
3. ?
I have listened to a clip from the Sweet Wivelsfield recording and really can't identify either. Or did Carthy write his own tune, with some borrowed elements?