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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.