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Lyr Req: Bannero (Reynardine)

delphinium 24 Aug 02 - 10:55 PM
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Subject: Bannero (Reynardine)
From: delphinium
Date: 24 Aug 02 - 10:55 PM

After reading the Reynardine thread here I listened to the various recordings we have – thanks again Mudcatters for the inspiration as well as all the information. But now I have a question: can someone tell me why the Muckram Rakes version of Reynardine is called Bannero? It's on the Warbles, Jangles & Reeds album, and the song title reads "BANNERO (Reynardine)". Who or what or why is a Bannero?

Liner notes say the words are trad, collected by Roy Harris in Nottinghamshire. They seem pretty standard (a no teeth version). The different thing (other than the title) is the tune they use – their arrangement of Verdi's Grenadiers March from Lewis Winstock's Songs and Music of the Redcoats. And it comes off very successfully, IMHO.


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Subject: RE: Bannero (Reynardine)
From: Sandy Paton
Date: 25 Aug 02 - 12:12 AM

Maybe our own "Burl" will provide an answer to this one. Are you there, Burl?

Sandy


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Subject: RE: Bannero (Reynardine)
From: Sandy Paton
Date: 26 Aug 02 - 12:28 AM

Sorry for the duplicate post, folks. This machine critter is occasionally contrary. But let me bring this thread back up to the top where Roy is more apt to see it.

Sandy


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Subject: RE: Bannero (Reynardine)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 07 Jun 18 - 11:22 PM

Anybody know lyrics for "Bannero"?
-Joe-


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Subject: ADD: Bannero (Reynardine)
From: GUEST,Reinhard
Date: 08 Jun 18 - 02:51 AM

BANNERO (Reynardine)
(Muckram Wakes)

One night as late I rambled a mile below Bannero
I met a farmer's daughter all on the mountains high.
|: I said, "My pretty fair maid, your beauty shines so clear
And on the lofty mountains I'm glad to see you here." :|

She said, "Young man, be civil, my company forsake,
For to my great opinion I fear you are a rake.
And if my parents they should know, my life they will destroy,
For keeping of your company all on the mountains high." :|

"Indeed I am no rake brought up in Venus' train,
I'm seeking for concealment all from the judge's men.
|: Your beauty so enticèd me, I could not pass you by,
So with my gun I'll guard you all on the mountains high." :|

This pretty little maiden, she stood all amazed,
With eyes as bright as diamonds she did upon me gaze.
|: Her cherry cheeks and ruby lips they lost their former dye
She fell into my arms all on the mountains high. :|

I kissed her once, I kissed her twice, she came to me again
And said, "Young man, be civil and tell to me your name."
|: "Go you to yonder forest, my castle there you'll find.
I will be in my garden, and call for Reynardine." :|

Come all you pretty maidens, a warning take by me,
Be careful when you ramble and shun bad company.
For if you don't you'll surely rue until the day you die,
|: Beware of meeting Reynardine all on the mountains high. :|

BANNERO
(Craig Morgan Robson)

One night as late I rambled a mile below Bannero
I met a farmer's daughter all on the mountains high.
|: I said, "My pretty fair maid, your beauty shines so clear
And on these lofty mountains I'm glad to meet you here."

She said, "Kind sir, be civil, my company forsake,
For to my great opinion I fear you are some rake.
And if my parents came to know, my life they would destroy,
For keeping of your company all on the mountains high." :|

I said, "Fair maid, I am no rake brought up in Venus' train,
But I'm seeking for concealment all from the judge's men.
|: Your beauty so enticèd me, I could not pass you by,
And with my gun I'll guard you all on the mountains high." :|

This pretty little fair maid, she stood all amazed,
With eyes as bright as diamonds she did upon me gaze.
|: Her ruby lips and cherry cheeks they lost their former dye
She fainted in my arms there all on the mountains high. :|

I kissed her once, I kissed her twice till she came to again
And said, "Kind sir, be civil and tell to me your name."
|: "Go you to yonder forest, it's there you'll will me find.
For I'll be in my castle, inquire for Reynardine." :|

Come all you pretty fair maids, a warning take by me,
And never go night-rambling and shun bad company.
Unless you do you'll surely rue until the day you die,
|: Beware of meeting Reynardine all on the mountains high. :|

Craig Morgan Robson wrote in their liner notes:
One of a number of songs about Reynardine, a mysterious character who we suspect may be, if not a werewolf, then perhaps a were-fox! Folklorist Anne Cockburn tell us that the words come from the Reddish Manuscript, which started as the account book of a miller in Gonalston (north of Nottingham) and became the Reddish family's “day book” The book was started in 1789, but the song was included some time between 1800 and 1803. John Adams had the bright idea of setting the words to Verdi's Grenadiers' March and the resulting arrangement was performed by the splendid Muckram Wakes. We are grateful to John, Roger Watson and Roy Harris to help in tracking down the background to the song.


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Subject: RE: lyr req: Bannero (Reynardine)
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 08 Jun 18 - 05:38 AM

The Roud entry (Roud:397) for the Reddish Ms version, titled Upon the Mountain High (a New Song) gives the first line as One night of late I rambled, a mile below Bannero (my bold - MCP). This is presumably the source of the Bannero title.

Mick


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Subject: RE: lyr req: Bannero (Reynardine)
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 08 Jun 18 - 06:28 AM

Going through the Roud index for those listing place names in the first line (or occasionally the title) produces the following list. (Not all entries in the index list the first line. Some are just catalogue entries, where it was presumably not available), but not all. I haven't tried to see which of these others are available to me).

Mick


Place names in 1st line of Reynardine/Upon The Mountains High

Bannero
Reddish Manuscript (Anne Cockburn Collection, VWML, London) (1780-1805) pp.85-86 - Nottinghamshire : Lowdham

Fermoy
Andy Cash - Ireland : Co. Wexford / England : London

Malroe
Austin Flanagan (1976) - Co. Clare : Doolin

Monroe
Ozark Folksong Collection (Univ. of Arkansas) reel 320 item 2 (1960) - Arkansas : Farmington

Pimroy
Bodleian Library Broadside Ballad Collections: Firth c.18(278) (1820-1824) - UK
Bodleian Library Broadside Ballad Collections: Firth c.18(278) - UK
Bodleian Library Broadside Ballad Collections: Harding B 25(1273) - Liverpool

Plimroy
Gardner & Chickering, Ballads & Songs of Southern Michigan (1939) pp.96-97 - Miichigan, Kalkaska

Pomeroy
MacArthur, Country Dance & Song 11/.12 (1981) pp.14-15 - Vermont, West Dover
(title:Mountains of Pomeroy) Helen Hartness Flanders Collection (Middlebury College, Vermont) C2 A 08 (1933) - Vermont, Springfield
(title) Helen Hartness Flanders Collection (Middlebury College, Vermont) D32 A 13 (1042) - New Hampshire : Colebrook
(title) Michael Quinn - Co. Armagh : Mullaghbawn

Pomisa
Barry, Eckstorm, & Smyth, British Ballads from Maine (2nd series) (2011) pp.108-117 (version f) - USA

Pomroy
Pomroy jafl 1905
Pomroy Thomas, Devil's Ditties (1931) pp.108-109 - Kentucky
Pomroy Mackenzie, Ballads & Sea Songs from Nova Scotia (1928) pp.102-103 - Nova Scotia, Maccan
Pomroy Barry, Eckstorm, & Smyth, British Ballads from Maine (2nd series) (2011) pp.108-117 (version d) - USA
Pomroy Barry, Eckstorm, & Smyth, British Ballads from Maine (2nd series) (2011) pp.108-117 (version c) - USA
Pomroy Barry, Eckstorm, & Smyth, British Ballads from Maine (2nd series) (2011) pp.108-117 (version a) - Maine : West Gouldsboro

Pom-roy
Grover, Heritage of Songs pp.14-15 - Maine

Pomsey
Huntington, Songs the Whalemen Sang (1964) pp.222-223 - USA

Ponmore
Belden, Ballads & Songs...Missouri (1904) pp.286-288 (version b) - Kentucky

Primoy
British Library volume 'Ballads' (1871.f.13) p.58c
British Library volume 'Ballads' (1871.f.13) p.58c
Barry, Eckstorm, & Smyth, British Ballads from Maine (2nd series) (2011) pp.108-117 (version b) - Mass, Ashby
Helen Creighton collection (Nova Scotia Archives) AR 5563 / AC 2318 / 2177 (1950) - Nova Scotia : East Petpeswick
Helen Creighton collection (Nova Scotia Archives) AR 5564 / AC 2319 / 2181 (1952) - Nova Scotia : West Petpeswick

Pumroy
Four Excellent New Songs (National Library of Scotland via ECCO) - Scotland?/UK? c1795?


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