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Origins: Southwark/Crossbones/Winchester Geese

GUEST,Emily Peasgood 04 Apr 18 - 09:03 AM
Steve Gardham 04 Apr 18 - 04:45 PM
Richard Mellish 04 Apr 18 - 05:07 PM
GUEST 06 Apr 18 - 09:35 AM
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Subject: Origins: Historic Southwark Folk Songs
From: GUEST,Emily Peasgood
Date: 04 Apr 18 - 09:03 AM

I'm doing some research about songs that might have originated in London/Southwark that might mention anything at all to do with the Bishop of Winchester / Winchester Geese / Cross Bones graveyard / The Plague - anything at all relating to Southwark

I'm aware this is very vague, but I've had little look after spending ours on the Full English website and doing good searches.

If anyone has any tips, or song suggestions, I'd be really grateful!

Many thanks,

Emily

emily@emilypeasgood.com


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Subject: RE: Origins: Southwark/Crossbones/Winchester Geese
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 04 Apr 18 - 04:45 PM

Hi Emily,
You'd be far better served looking at songs from that period in the Bodleian Library Broadside Ballads Website and at the 17th century ballads on the UCSB English Broadside Ballad Archive (EBBA) website which includes the whole of the Roxburgh and Pepys Collections and many from the National Library of Scotland. These are all searchable. There were several printers in Southwark at an early date. Regarding existing traditional songs I have a pretty good grasp of what the corpus contains and none of the topics you mention ring a bell (as related to London). Bessy Bell and Mary Gray is a famous Child Ballad set in the era of the Plague but it's Scottish.

Having said that a vast quantity of songs originated in London as you would expect.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Southwark/Crossbones/Winchester Geese
From: Richard Mellish
Date: 04 Apr 18 - 05:07 PM

Not songs but some interesting info about Cross Bones here (and he has made a song about at least one of his other subjects, the murder of Nasra Ismail).


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Subject: RE: Origins: Southwark/Crossbones/Winchester Geese
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Apr 18 - 09:35 AM

Thanks, Steve and Richard!

I've seen that link, Richard, but will look at the Broadside Ballads website, Steve. Wish me luck!

Best wishes

Emily


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