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Thread #148332 Message #3448166
Posted By: Mick Pearce (MCP)
06-Dec-12 - 02:07 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The fourteenth day of February
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The fourteenth day of February
The Roud index offers few choices for songs with fourteenth day of February. Almost all are versions of The Princess Royal, except for the Alf Peachey Blow Ye Winds/Blow Ye Winds In The Morning and The Exeter Man-of-war (broadside in Steve Roud's collection).
It may be interesting to know that RVW did collect a song in Essex (Dec 4 1903 from Charles Pottipher) under the title Brave Boys Never Fear (On The Fourteenth Day of February). So he may have had that name in mind. According to the index however, the song is a version of The Princess Royal. I don't have a copy to see how the tunes compare.