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Tune Req: Robin Hood and the Bishop of Hereford

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GUEST,Anna 17 May 03 - 05:03 AM
DMcG 17 May 03 - 05:12 AM
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masato sakurai 17 May 03 - 06:09 AM
GUEST,Anna 17 May 03 - 09:48 AM
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Mick Pearce (MCP) 28 Apr 12 - 07:36 AM
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Subject: Tune Req: Robin Hood and the Bishop of Hereford
From: GUEST,Anna
Date: 17 May 03 - 05:03 AM

Hey,

I`m looking for a sung version of the ballad "Robin Hood and the Bishop of Hereford". Not only the tune, I already have that, but I need the tune with the text sung to it!

Can anyone help me, please?

Thanks in advance,
Anna


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Robin Hood and the Bishop of Hereford
From: DMcG
Date: 17 May 03 - 05:12 AM

From memory, there is a copy in Roy Palmer's "A Book of British Ballads", but I've left my copy in the office, so I can't confirm that for a couple of days. Maybe someone else can.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Robin Hood and the Bishop of Hereford
From: DMcG
Date: 17 May 03 - 05:39 AM

... and a current Cd with it on is here.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Robin Hood and the Bishop of Hereford
From: masato sakurai
Date: 17 May 03 - 06:09 AM

The version in Palmer's Everyman's Book of British Ballads (no. 46) is a George Stone version, which is in the DT (Click here). The first midi (TUNE FILE: RHOODBSH) is the tune to it.

The folktrax entry is:

ROBIN HOOD AND THE BISHOP (OF HEREFORD) - CHILD #144 - ROUD#2338 - GUTCH 1847 - RITSON 1795 2 p150 - CHAPPELL NEA 1838 pp67-72 - PMOT 1858 pp395-6 21v/m from Wright's broadside with music - SHARP Novello School Series 8 - MOFFAT-KIDSON 1901 p143 - JFSS 3:11 1907 pp61-3: Hammond: George Stone, Wareham, Dorset 1906 14v/m with ch: "Derry derry down" - HAMMOND FSOD 1908 - PALMER EBBB 1980 #46 pp110-112 Hammond: George Stone --- A L "Bert" LLOYD rec by AL & PK, London 22/4/51: 056/ RIVERSIDE RLP-12-625 1956 (coll by Hammond) - Tony ROSE: LEADER LER-2013 1970 (from Chappell)

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Robin Hood and the Bishop of Hereford
From: GUEST,Anna
Date: 17 May 03 - 09:48 AM

thanks for all the replies, but I think I kind of mislead you, I`m not only looking for the tune, but for a mp3 (or sth similar) where the ballad is sung to th tune. Do you know if this is available on the internet?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Robin Hood and the Bishop of Hereford
From: masato sakurai
Date: 17 May 03 - 10:16 AM

It's on Tim Laycock's Fine Colours (Wild Goose, 1999). Info is HERE.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Robin Hood and the Bishop of Hereford
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 28 Apr 12 - 04:24 AM

Anyone got any information about the melody for this song? Loxley have been asked to sing for the Queen when she comes to Hereford in July and this would be a good song for us to sing!

Sal


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Robin Hood and the Bishop of Hereford
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 28 Apr 12 - 06:26 AM

Tony Rose sang it memorably on his Young Hunting lp [Trailer 1970]. Probably on one of his later CDs also?

~M~


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Robin Hood and the Bishop of Hereford
From: Reinhard
Date: 28 Apr 12 - 07:21 AM

A.L. Lloyd's version from the 1950's Riverside series "The English and Scottish Popular Ballads" is now available on the Fellside CD "Bramble Briars and Beams of the Sun".


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Robin Hood and the Bishop of Hereford
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 28 Apr 12 - 07:36 AM

Sal - there are two tunes in the EFDSS Take 6 collection, one the George Gardiner collection (Ref: GG/1/13/797) and one from the Hammond collection (Ref: HAM/4/27/24) (You can just search for Robin Hood and the Bishop of Hereford and you'll get both).

There is also a tune in Simpson's The British Broadside Ballad and its Music, which you can find in Bruce Olson's site from the drop-down at the top of this page - or here's a direct link to his abc file for the tunes; it's tune number 393. This one is quite close to the version Tony Rose sang. (This was from a late 18c songsheet The Bishop of Hereford and Ritson printed a similar copy).

But if you want the closest to Tony Rose's song, that's the version in Chappell Popular Music of the Olden Times, vol II, p395. You can download a copy of Chappell from archive.org. Here's a ref to the page to view online: PMOT - Robin Hood and The Bishop of Hereford or you can download the book in various formats from: Chappell - PMOT II. The Chappell tune is from another earlier songsheet The Bishop of Hereford's entertainment by Robin Hood...in Merry Barnsdale"

Mick


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Robin Hood and the Bishop of Hereford
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 28 Apr 12 - 07:48 AM

I've just dug out my vinyl copy of Young Hunting and Tony's notes say that he did get words and tune from Chappell (though, from memory, he's made a few changes to the tune as given in Chappell).

Sal - If you haven't got a copy and would like to hear his version, send me a PM with an email address and I'll make an mp3 of the track for you (I think I've got an address for you, but it's on another machine which I've not got powered up at the moment)


Mick


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Robin Hood and the Bishop of Hereford
From: GUEST,Lighter
Date: 28 Apr 12 - 07:54 AM

I wouldn't recommend Lloyd's version simply because it has too many "derry derry downs" in funny places.

Of course, that does seem to be the way it was sung by somebody.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Robin Hood and the Bishop of Hereford
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 28 Apr 12 - 08:07 AM

Lighter

The version collected by Hammond version in Take6 (from J.Vincent of Wareham), that I referenced above, had 2 derry down refrains marked on the music.

Mick


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