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'The Lady of Rochester Castle'

Richard Bridge 22 Aug 10 - 10:14 AM
GUEST,Paul Beech 19 Feb 14 - 02:30 PM
GUEST 19 Feb 14 - 02:57 PM
GUEST,Treacle Bolly 20 Feb 14 - 03:49 PM
GUEST,Treacle Bolly 20 Feb 14 - 04:37 PM
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Subject: 'The Lady of Rochester Castle'
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 22 Aug 10 - 10:14 AM

Some time back Guest Alistair was looking for the words to this song. Although Sue Hudson stopped by she did not provide them. I have now found them while looking for something else, so Alistair if you are still reading, refresh this thread and I will put the words on.


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Subject: RE: 'The Lady of Rochester Castle'
From: GUEST,Paul Beech
Date: 19 Feb 14 - 02:30 PM

I would be most grateful for these words.

Lady of Rochester Castle, by Doug Hudson, of Tundra


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Subject: RE: 'The Lady of Rochester Castle'
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Feb 14 - 02:57 PM

Why not post the words anyway, Richard?


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Subject: RE: 'The Lady of Rochester Castle'
From: GUEST,Treacle Bolly
Date: 20 Feb 14 - 03:49 PM

In the reign of Richard long ago in Rochester did dwell
Sir Guy de Vere a noble knight as I've heard many tell
But times were troubled and men were challenged
In stations high and low.
Guy left his lover Clare de Vere to fight the Saracen foe.

Now Guy was gone four years or more and rumours they were rife
Of Richard and of Guy also, some said they'd lost their lives.
The treacherous lords of Rochester a plot they did conceive
To marry Clare to a nobleman upon Saint Mark's Eve.

This fiendish plan Clare did defy, she said it would never be
She'd rather die by her own fair hand than forsake her lover Guy.
A messenger she sent abroad to try to find the one
To save her from this terrible deed and to right the mounting wrong.

The hour approached as Guy sped home to halt this heinous deed
He burst into the castle keep and bid them all to cease
Then Hugh de Burgh his faithless friend raised up his knife on high
And though he aimed at Guy de Vere it was Clare de Vere who died.

Now it is said by those who know that upon Saint Mark's Eve
A sylph-like figure dressed in white from a castle tower is seen
So if you travel through Rochester on a cold and windy night
Pray give a thought to Clare de Vere and a tear shed for her plight.


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Subject: RE: 'The Lady of Rochester Castle'
From: GUEST,Treacle Bolly
Date: 20 Feb 14 - 04:37 PM

Really sorry but Clare is actually Clare de VANE not Clare de Vere. My only excuse is that I was reading words from an LP in dark brown type on a light brown background under a pretty dark brown light bulb !


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Subject: RE: 'The Lady of Rochester Castle'
From: Dead Horse
Date: 21 Feb 14 - 08:50 AM

A dark brown light bulb may be pretty but it is hardly functional.
Get some folk singers to change it for you TB. :-)


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Subject: RE: 'The Lady of Rochester Castle'
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Feb 14 - 08:58 AM

Not unless it was installed prior to 1954.


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