Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafemuddy

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


Lyr Req: Wat Tyler (Ralph McTell & Simon Nicol)

DigiTrad:
CLARE TO HERE
MRS. ADLAM'S ANGELS
NAOMI
STREETS OF LONDON
THE HIRING FAIR


Related threads:
Lyr Req: Harry (Don't Go) (Ralph McTell) (5)
Lyr/Chords Req: The Grande Affaire (Ralph McTell) (7)
Lyr Req: Around the Wild Cape Horn (Ralph McTell) (11)
Lyr Req: Holly the Hedgehog (McTell?) (9)
Lyr Req: First Song (Ralph McTell) (14)
Chord Req: tequilla sunrise by Ralph McTell (7)
Chord Req: Gypsy (Ralph McTell) (23)
Lyr Req: The Islands (Ralph McTell) (19)
Lyr Req: Song for Martin (Ralph McTell) (11)
Anagram---Rizraklaru? (11)
Ralph McTell on trial! (15)
Lyr Req: Irish Girl (Ralph McTell) (8)
Ralph Mctell on radio 2 (2)
Lyr Req: Ireland- from Billy Connolly (21)
Chord Req: Ralph McTell's England (not 1914) (9)
Chord Req: Wait Until The Snow, Ralph McTell (2)
Lyr Req: England (Ralph McTell) (21)
Lyr Req: Tequila Sunset (Ralph McTell) (22)
Lyr Req: Spiral Staircase (Ralph McTell) (21)
Lyr Req: In the Dreamtime (Ralph McTell) (18)
Ralph McTell: seeking lyrics/chords, various songs (23)
Lyr Req: Peppers & Tomatoes (Ralph McTell) (10)
Chord Req: Barges (Ralph McTell) (9)
Ralph McTell - New DVD - On The Mall (1)
Lyr Add: Mrs Adlam's Angels (Ralph McTell) (23)
Lyr Req: Peppers and Tomatoes (Ralph McTell) (7)
Chord Req: Barges by Ralph McTell (5)
Lyr Req: Summer Lightning (Ralph McTell) (7)
Lyr Req: In the Dreamtime (Ralph McTell) (13)
Chord Req: Sweet Mystery (Ralph McTell) (3)
Chord Req: Naomi (Ralph McTell) (6)
Easter Lillies (Ralph McTell) (7)
Lyr Req: Big Tree (Ralph McTell) (5)
Ralph McTell Songbook (10)
Lyr Req: Summer Lightning (Ralph McTell) (3)
(origins) Origins: From Clare to Here (Ralph McTell) (16)
Ralph McTell on Spydaradio (1)
Lyr Req: Naomi (Ralph McTell) (11)
Lyr Req: Red and Gold (Ralph McTell) (8)
Ralph McTell own website (11)
Ralph McTell the case for cannonisation (24)
Lyr/Chords Req: Let Me Down Easy (Ralph McTell) (3)
Lyr Req: Maddy Dances (Ralph McTell) (10)
Ralph McTell at the GRCH (1)
Review: Steeleye Span and Ralph McTell (16)
Chord Req: In the Dreamtime (Ralph McTell) (14)
Lyr Req: England (Ralph McTell) (11)
Lyr Req: White Dress (Dave Swarbrick/Ralph McTell) (12)
Lyr Add: Maginot Waltz (Ralph McTell) (1)
Lyr/Chords Req: Nettle Wine (Ralph McTell) (6)
Ralph McTell's National? (6)
Lyr Add: Let Me Down Easy (Ralph McTell) (2)
Lyr Req: Another Rain Has Fallen (Ralph McTell) (30)
Lyr Req: Weather the Storm (Ralph McTell) (8)
Ralph McTell concert review (3)
Lyr Add: Naomi (Ralph McTell) (3)
Lyr Add: Streets of London (Ralph McTell) (2)
Lyr Req: Old Brown Dog (Ralph McTell) (8)
Lyr Req: First Song (Ralph McTell) (3)
Lyr Req: The Setting (Ralph McTell) (7)


Troll 10 Aug 08 - 07:45 AM
Peace 10 Aug 08 - 08:04 AM
Peace 10 Aug 08 - 08:06 AM
Troll 10 Aug 08 - 08:25 AM
Peace 10 Aug 08 - 08:28 AM
goatfell 10 Aug 08 - 02:22 PM
nickp 11 Aug 08 - 05:59 AM
Bob the Postman 11 Nov 08 - 12:09 PM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:





Subject: Lyr Req: Wat Tyler
From: Troll
Date: 10 Aug 08 - 07:45 AM

I am looking for the lyrics to a song about WAT TYLER but that may not be the actual title. All that I have on the song is the chorus.

And on the field at Blackheath, The commons covered the earth.
More men than ever I did see,poor honest men from birth.

I heard it some years ago at a Renn Faire and meant to get the words from the singer but you all know how that goes.

Any info would be appreciated.

troll


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Lyr Add: WAT TYLER (Ralph McTell & Simon Nicol)
From: Peace
Date: 10 Aug 08 - 08:04 AM

From

www.bucks-retinue.org.uk/content/view/152/205/

http://72.14.205.104/search?q=cache:0EEzY08u7yoJ:www.bucks-retinue.org.uk/content/view/152/205/+%22And+on+the+field+at+Blackheat


^^
Wat Tyler

            CHORUS:
            And on the field at Blackheath
            Us commons covered the earth
            More men than ever I did see
            Poor honest men from birth

The men were up from Kent, and out of Essex too
Though naught but the Thames divides us and unites us onwards
Through all the villages of England and on to London town
Where we poor men would meet our king and lay our grievance down
Wat Tyler led us men from Kent, rough hands were shaken there
King Richard and the commons our bold resolve and prayer

We knew our king would hear us, our loyalty was clear
T'was the bloody lawyers' poll tax that had brought us labourers here
And yet he wouldn't see us, so to London we did roar
And the poor there and the Essex men burst down the prison door
What happened at the Tower was justice, rough in part
The murders of the Flemish boys sat uneasy in my heart
"And now the king must see us" said Tyler to his men
And the very next day young Richard came and met us at Mile End

            CHORUS

Kent and Essex, Bedford, Sussex received King Richard's word
No harm nor blame would come to them if home they would return
And Lincoln, Cambridge, Stafford too received our young king's favour
And thirty thousand left us there, believing it was over
But Tyler, he was not convinced and told us to remain
"I want to hear his words again, for nothing much has changed"
So Tyler, he approached the king and took Richard by the arm
And his rough but friendly gesture caused Richard's knights alarm

"Ah my lord " said Tyler, "companions we shall be"
"I shall trust in you my lord, if you will trust in me"
And so he called for water, and then he called for ale
And his manner shocked young Richard's knights and I watched the Lord Mayor pale
"I know this man" a voice accused, "Wat Tyler is a thief"
The Lord Mayor feared he'd harm the king, that was his true belief
And there at Smithfield drew his sword, and cut our captain down
And the heart went out of all of us with his blood upon the ground

            CHORUS

Young Richard, he was merciful and he pardoned one and all
But home to Kent like beaten dogs, still serfs we had to crawl
But how precious was our liberty and the hope that filled us all
That left poor Tyler's severed head upon a bloody pole


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wat Tyler
From: Peace
Date: 10 Aug 08 - 08:06 AM

That was found with a Google of

"And on the field at Blackheath"

in quotation marks.

Best to you, Troll.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wat Tyler
From: Troll
Date: 10 Aug 08 - 08:25 AM

I googled that and got zip.

Go figure.

Thanx,

troll


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wat Tyler
From: Peace
Date: 10 Aug 08 - 08:28 AM

Welcome, Troll. Have a great day. If you ever put that on mp3, I'd really like to hear it.

Bruce


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wat Tyler
From: goatfell
Date: 10 Aug 08 - 02:22 PM

at lest peace can spell THANKS


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wat Tyler
From: nickp
Date: 11 Aug 08 - 05:59 AM

Written by Ralph McTell and Simon Nicol


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wat Tyler (Ralph McTell & Simon Nicol)
From: Bob the Postman
Date: 11 Nov 08 - 12:09 PM

And recorded by Fairport Convention on their 1985 album "Gladys' Leap".


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 15 July 9:36 PM EDT

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.