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Thread #125668   Message #2784722
Posted By: Nigel Parsons
09-Dec-09 - 12:57 PM
Thread Name: Warwickshire Folk Songs
Subject: RE: Warwickshire Folk Songs
Or a song sung by Scouts in Warwickshire

The Warwickshire Song
(Tune Villikins & his Dinah)

A young earl of Warwick, one Atholl by name,
Did need him a sign for to bring him some fame,
His name meant a bear so a bear he did choose,
And that's how the bear first came into the news.

Rye toodle rye toodle rye toodle rye aye
We'll show you our badge if you come down our way
It's only a bear standing up by a tree,
But it's story was told in 900ad

Morvidus the earl who came after that chap,
Uprooted an oak and with lions did scrap,
He slew them and cut it to pieces of chaf,
And that's how the bear got his rugged old staff,


The Bear & Rugged Staff (The Arms of Warwickshire) Also the name of numerous pubs in the UK