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Chord Req: The King's Shilling

DigiTrad:
COME BE A SOLDIER FOR MARLBORO AND ME
MARCHING THROUGH ROCHESTER
THE KING'S SHILLING


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(origins) Origins: The King's Shilling (Redpath) (11)
Lyr Req: The King's Shilling (John Prentice) (11)


EllenV 17 May 11 - 09:20 AM
michaelr 17 May 11 - 03:10 PM
EllenV 18 May 11 - 02:34 PM
Gallus Moll 18 May 11 - 07:48 PM
michaelr 18 May 11 - 07:55 PM
EllenV 18 May 11 - 08:41 PM
Effsee 18 May 11 - 09:27 PM
Tattie Bogle 19 May 11 - 07:59 PM
Herga Kitty 19 May 11 - 08:05 PM
Tattie Bogle 19 May 11 - 08:10 PM
EllenV 19 May 11 - 09:50 PM
GUEST 08 Mar 18 - 11:59 AM
Gallus Moll 08 Mar 18 - 06:11 PM
Tattie Bogle 08 Mar 18 - 07:34 PM
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Subject: Chord Req: The King's Shilling
From: EllenV
Date: 17 May 11 - 09:20 AM

The Battlefield Band's version, found on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyFSszgqwig

I'm having a bit of trouble with the chords (especially on the chorus) and wondered if any of you all would be willing to give me some help.

Thanks so much.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: The King's Shilling
From: michaelr
Date: 17 May 11 - 03:10 PM

I hear D, G, A and Bm. That should cover it.

Cheers,
Michael


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: The King's Shilling
From: EllenV
Date: 18 May 11 - 02:34 PM

Thanks, Michael.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: The King's Shilling
From: Gallus Moll
Date: 18 May 11 - 07:48 PM

Song was written by Iain Sinclair of Mirk, sung by his wife Margie of the amazingly dark treacle voice - -I have the vinyl - --


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: The King's Shilling
From: michaelr
Date: 18 May 11 - 07:55 PM

Are you sure about that? All versions I see say it's trad.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: The King's Shilling
From: EllenV
Date: 18 May 11 - 08:41 PM

I thought it was traditional, too... could be wrong.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: The King's Shilling
From: Effsee
Date: 18 May 11 - 09:27 PM

Definitely an Ian Sinclair song, as stated, sung by his wife Margie!
No question. Certain Irish singers have been informed of this fact!


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: The King's Shilling
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 19 May 11 - 07:59 PM

IMHO it does not need accompaniment, the sang's the thing! Most singarounds I've heard it, it has been sung a cappella.
Not the only song - or tune -by far that has been passed off as trad, when the composer is known.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: The King's Shilling
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 19 May 11 - 08:05 PM

See also this thread .

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: The King's Shilling
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 19 May 11 - 08:10 PM

Here's a very instrumental version, from "The Transatlantic Sessions" series 4. Timing's slightly different from the version i know, but no bad, eh?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDhfqy4S6hI&feature=related


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: The King's Shilling
From: EllenV
Date: 19 May 11 - 09:50 PM

Ah, I like that version, Tattie. Different but really lovely. Thanks for linking it.

Kitty, I think that's a different "King's Shilling" than the one I was referencing...


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: The King's Shilling
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Mar 18 - 11:59 AM

G
Oh my love has left me with bairnes twa

And that's the last of him I ever saw
                                  Em
He joined the army and marched to war
            Am7
He took the shilling,
             C                D      G
He took the shilling and he's off to war

Chorus:
G    C       G                     Am
Come, laddies, come, hear the cannon roar
         G                   C      D      G
Take the king’s shilling and you’re off to war


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: The King's Shilling
From: Gallus Moll
Date: 08 Mar 18 - 06:11 PM

----everyone should really try to hear the Mirk original, with the composer Iain on fiddle and Margie's wonderful voice singing - -- -


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: The King's Shilling
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 08 Mar 18 - 07:34 PM

Yes, it has a very specific rhythm, and many people who have covered it have changed it in various ways. I prefer the original.


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