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Thread #47553 Message #3547057
Posted By: GUEST,Gin/Brillig
08-Aug-13 - 04:21 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: All Honour To The Longbow
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: All Honour To The Longbow
As part of a performance recently we did the usual plea about this song and found a man who knew it and had sung it many years ago. We have therefore been supplied with the missing information.
"Bowmeeting at Arley Hall" This song, known to us as "All Honour to the Longbow:" Colonel Lee Egerton of Tatton wrote the words in 1861 and Jim Kelly of Bullock Smithy put the tune to it. It can be found, I am told, in "Songs and Ballads of Cheshire." We are indebted to Mr Steve Mills of Snelson, Macclesfield for this information.
So now we know! I thought that you all would like to know, too. He also knows the words to what we called "The Battle of Rhuddlan" but I think he called something like "The Cheshire Minstrel Army", or some such.