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Looking for song might be Maddy Prior?

GUEST,Lin 20 Mar 18 - 12:22 AM
GUEST,Guest, Bill the Collie 20 Mar 18 - 04:14 AM
GUEST,Bill the Collie 20 Mar 18 - 04:41 AM
Georgiansilver 20 Mar 18 - 06:20 AM
Reinhard 20 Mar 18 - 06:34 AM
GUEST 20 Mar 18 - 06:37 AM
GUEST,Jack Campin 20 Mar 18 - 01:15 PM
GUEST 20 Mar 18 - 09:04 PM
GUEST,Lin 21 Mar 18 - 08:43 PM
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Subject: Looking for song might be Maddy Prior?
From: GUEST,Lin
Date: 20 Mar 18 - 12:22 AM

I am looking for a song which I don't remember the title or much about accept I can hear the tune in my head. Probably song from the 1970's.
I believe there is a line that goes something like, "Oh my love was 6'2" but I don't remember any other part of the song.
Not even sure if " Oh, my love was 6'2" is exactly right but for some reason I am thinking it was one line in a song of Maddy Prior's.

If anyone can identify the song from so little information that I provided, I would appreciate it.
Thank you
Lin


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Subject: RE: Looking for song might be Maddy Prior?
From: GUEST,Guest, Bill the Collie
Date: 20 Mar 18 - 04:14 AM

"Prince Charlie Stuart" on the Steeleye Span album
Please to see the king (1971).
My love was six foot two
Without stocking or shoe


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Subject: RE: Looking for song might be Maddy Prior?
From: GUEST,Bill the Collie
Date: 20 Mar 18 - 04:41 AM

... in proportion my true love was built
Upon Culloden Moor as I've told you before
Where the brave highland army was killed"
(Lyrics may not be exactly as remembered but have a pleasant time searching)


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Subject: RE: Looking for song might be Maddy Prior?
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 20 Mar 18 - 06:20 AM

Prince Charlie Stuart by Steeleye Span.


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Subject: RE: Looking for song might be Maddy Prior?
From: Reinhard
Date: 20 Mar 18 - 06:34 AM

Digital Tradition lyrics of Prince Charlie Stuart.

Maddy Prior learned this from the singing of Brigid Tunney, whose version is on The Folk Songs of Britain Volume 8, A Soldier's Life for Me.


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Subject: RE: Looking for song might be Maddy Prior?
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Mar 18 - 06:37 AM

Prince Charlie Stuart

If you had seen my Charlie at the head of an army
He was a gallant sight to behold
With his fine tartan hose on his bonnie round leg
And his buckles all pure shining gold
The tartan my love wore was the finest Stuart Kilt
With his soft skin all under it as white as any milk
It's no wonder that seven hundred highlanders were killed
In restoring my Charlie to me

My love was six foot two without stocking or shoe
In proportion my true love was built
Like I told you before upon Culloden Moor
Where the brave highland army was killed
Prince Charlie Stuart was my true love's name
He was the flower of England and a pride to his name
Ah but now they have banished him over to Spain
And so dear was my Charlie to me

(repeat last verse)

Further background can be found at mainlynorfolk.info

The studio version from 'Please To See The King' is also available on youtube:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKdw-Ban3M8


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Subject: RE: Looking for song might be Maddy Prior?
From: GUEST,Jack Campin
Date: 20 Mar 18 - 01:15 PM

He seems to have been three or four inches shorter than that.

http://www.1745association.org.uk/charles.html


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Subject: RE: Looking for song might be Maddy Prior?
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Mar 18 - 09:04 PM

Why let the facts spoil a good story, Jack? (Journalism 1.01)


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Subject: RE: Looking for song might be Maddy Prior?
From: GUEST,Lin
Date: 21 Mar 18 - 08:43 PM

Yes, that is the song. Thanks to everyone who posted their reply and to Guest who wrote out all the lyrics.
Ah, just one of the many reasons why I love being a part of the Mudcat Cafe. :-))


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