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Tune Req: Ye Sons of Albion

GUEST,Wild Goose 30 Jun 09 - 09:44 AM
Emma B 30 Jun 09 - 10:03 AM
Jack Blandiver 30 Jun 09 - 10:09 AM
Steve Gardham 30 Jun 09 - 10:22 AM
Jim Dixon 15 Jul 09 - 09:12 AM
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Subject: Ye Sons of Albion
From: GUEST,Wild Goose
Date: 30 Jun 09 - 09:44 AM

Does anyone know where I can find the tune to this song from the Napoleonic times - the words I've got specify the tune 'Britain's sons never were afraid' but I have had no luck trying to find it so far. Any help I would be grateful.


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Subject: RE: Ye Sons of Albion
From: Emma B
Date: 30 Jun 09 - 10:03 AM

This site might help; there appears to be a midi download


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Subject: RE: Ye Sons of Albion
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 30 Jun 09 - 10:09 AM

Here's braw Broadside from the National Library of Scotland:

http://www.nls.uk/broadsides/broadside.cfm/id/14792


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Subject: RE: Ye Sons of Albion
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 30 Jun 09 - 10:22 AM

There is a tune in Barrett's 'English Folksongs'. It may be online somewhere. If not pm me and I'll have a go at scanning it.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE SONS OF ALBION (broadside)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 15 Jul 09 - 09:12 AM

It seems this song has never been posted at Mudcat before, so we might as well do it now. This is copied from the National Library of Scotland web site—see the link above. There are other copies/versions at the Bodleian Library web site.


THE SONS OF ALBION.
AIR—" Britain's sons never were afraid."

Ye sons of Albion bind up your arms,
To quell the rebel band,
Who threaten us with false alarms,
To invade our native land;
For there's no rebel Frenchman sans galore,
Lords, Dukes of the tyrants of yore,
Can conquer the English, the Irish or Scotch,
Or land upon our shore.
Can conquer the English, the Irish or Scotch,
Or land upon our shore.

Deceitful Holland fears our yoke,
And so does faithless Spain;
But we, the British hearts of oak,
Will beat them back again.
The Emperor of the universe,
Bonaparte, he fain would be;
But we, the British hearts of oak,
Will keep old England free.
But we the British hearts of oak,
Will keep old England free.


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