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Tune Req: Late 1500's popular tune

GUEST,Stephen Griffith 30 Aug 10 - 05:17 PM
JeffB 30 Aug 10 - 06:38 PM
Paul Burke 30 Aug 10 - 06:43 PM
Jack Campin 30 Aug 10 - 06:56 PM
Tootler 30 Aug 10 - 07:13 PM
Jack Campin 30 Aug 10 - 07:15 PM
GUEST,Stephen Griffith 30 Aug 10 - 07:57 PM
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Subject: Tune Req: Late 1500's popular tune
From: GUEST,Stephen Griffith
Date: 30 Aug 10 - 05:17 PM

Since I can't find a traditional sounding song about Roanoke Lost Colony of NC, I've decided to write one using a popular tune fro the time period. Any help appreciated.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Late 1500's popular tune
From: JeffB
Date: 30 Aug 10 - 06:38 PM

Have a look in Playford - bound to be lots to choose from.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Late 1500's popular tune
From: Paul Burke
Date: 30 Aug 10 - 06:43 PM

Fortune My Foe. Suitably gloomy, doomy and fateful.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Late 1500's popular tune
From: Jack Campin
Date: 30 Aug 10 - 06:56 PM

Playford didn't publish anything until 1651, by which time Roanoke was long gone.

Try some of the songs of William Cornyshe.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Late 1500's popular tune
From: Tootler
Date: 30 Aug 10 - 07:13 PM

Packington's Pound, Sellenger's Round (maybe a bit too cheerful), Oh, Willow, Willow, Willow (aka the sick tune).

Playford may not have published anything until 1651, but many of the tunes in the first edition of the English Dancing Master date back to the late 16th cent.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Late 1500's popular tune
From: Jack Campin
Date: 30 Aug 10 - 07:15 PM

Screwed up there. Cornyshe is way too early.

You want Thomas Ravenscroft. There are lots of his songs on the web (Greg Lindahl's site is good) and we know they were popular at the right time.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Late 1500's popular tune
From: GUEST,Stephen Griffith
Date: 30 Aug 10 - 07:57 PM

Excellent. I'm thinking of the voice being In John White, grandfather to Virginia Dare, the first English child born in the New World, who left the colony to return to England for supplies. He expected to return to Roanoke Island within three months but was delayed until 1590, by when all the colonists had disappeared. Thanks for the suggestions, exactly the kind of info I needed.


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