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Chords Req: When a Knight Won His Spurs

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GUEST,~m~ 07 Dec 04 - 08:21 AM
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Subject: When a Knight Won his spurs - chords
From: GUEST,~m~
Date: 07 Dec 04 - 08:21 AM

Hi,

I'm trying to find the music (esp the chords) to the hymn "When a Knight won his spurs".

Anyone know them, or where I can find them?

Thanks very much!
~m~


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Subject: RE: When a Knight Won his spurs - chords
From: MMario
Date: 07 Dec 04 - 08:48 AM

click

Is this sufficient? I don't play so I haven't the foggiest idea.


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Subject: RE: When a Knight Won his spurs - chords
From: MMario
Date: 07 Dec 04 - 08:53 AM

There are two midi's out on the mudcat midi page as well - which are easily converted with any number of free programs to sheet music.


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Subject: RE: When a Knight Won his spurs - chords
From: GUEST,~m~
Date: 07 Dec 04 - 10:14 AM

I found that page, and although I haven't actually tried those chords out, they don't look quite right to me somehow. I was hoping someone here would be able to point me at some sheet music....

However, the fact that midis can be converted to sheet music is news to me - I had no idea! I shall get on the case immediately. If only I'd known. What an amazing number of possibilities this opens up!

Thanks so much!

~m~


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Subject: RE: When a Knight Won his spurs - chords
From: MMario
Date: 07 Dec 04 - 10:26 AM

There is music at this site


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Subject: Chords Add: WHEN A KNIGHT WON HIS SPURS
From: Chris Green
Date: 07 Dec 04 - 06:29 PM

Christ! Haven't heard this since I was about eight! As far as I can remember it goes something like this

       G             C            Am         D
When a knight won his spurs in the stories of old

       G          C            D          G
He was gentle and brave he was gallant and bold

       G             (Em7)    C            D
With a shield on his arm and a lance in his hand

    G          C         D                G
For God and for valour he rode through the land


I put the Em7 in brackets cos it's optional - you can just stick with the G, but I remember feeling particularly rakish at that tender age dropping the occasional minor seventh in! Hope that helps!


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: When a Knight Won His Spurs
From: GUEST,Jonathan
Date: 27 Aug 05 - 06:45 PM

Jim Moray's excellent CD, Sweet England features a different song (the title track) to this same tune.


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: When a Knight Won His Spurs
From: GUEST,Rufus.Green at the gmail.com
Date: 06 Feb 09 - 05:33 AM

According to http://www.blythpower.co.uk/lyrics/Alnwick/knight.htm

It's

Chords:
Intro./Breaks A D E
Verse/Instr. A E A D E

I wonder which is the original key/ arrangement?

Thanks
Rufus


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: When a Knight Won His Spurs
From: theleveller
Date: 06 Feb 09 - 05:44 AM

Martin Simpson does a fantastic version of this - he took out all reference to god because he said that anyone who talked to George Bush on first name terms didn't deserve to have a song about them :)


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: When a Knight Won His Spurs
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Mar 10 - 02:35 PM

first line C Am Dm G C
second line C C F G C


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: When a Knight Won His Spurs
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 19 Mar 10 - 02:54 PM

I wish I'd seen this thread sooner, we've got a combined baptism/confirmation service on Sunday & I haven't heard this hymn since my schooldays. I would have suggested its use.

Cheers

Nigel


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: When a Knight Won His Spurs
From: GUEST,Ben_F
Date: 14 Sep 10 - 08:55 AM

D7         G                         C                  Am7            D7
When a knight won his spurs in the stories of old

                G                C                         D11          G
He was gentle and brave, he was gallant and bold

D7          G                   Em       Em/D   Cmaj7       D7
With a shield on his arm and a       lance in his hand

       G                   C             Am7                D7   G         
For God and for valour he rode through the land


OR.....


D7         G                         Em               Eb7         D7
When a knight won his spurs in the stories of old

                G                C                        AM7b5    D7b9    G
He was gentle and brave, he was gallant      and       bold

D7          G                   G/Fsharp       Em                Eb7
With a shield on his arm and a       lance in his hand

       G/d                   C    Cm       Am7       D7b9   G         
For God and for valour he rode through the      land


ENJOY!


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: When a Knight Won His Spurs
From: GUEST,Wes
Date: 07 Feb 11 - 05:48 PM

We used to sing it to:

       C             F            G
When a Knight won his spurs in the stories of old

       C             F         C       (G)    C
He was gentle and brave, He was gallant and bold

That G is optional...repeat to fade :)


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: When a Knight Won His Spurs
From: reynard
Date: 20 Jul 11 - 05:59 AM

Shame the other thread on the lyrics is closed as I've transcribed Martin Simpson's changes- this song is too good to be left to God and/or children! Also I know it's about youth but I'm not young and I still want to sing it! Not sure if this is legal but I've added my own variation on the last verse. Be interested if anyone else has any ideas.

When a knight won his spurs in the stories of old
He was gentle and brave, he was gallant and bold
With a shield on his arm and a lance in his hand
For love and for valour he rode through the land

No charger have I And no sword by my side
Yet still to adventure and battle I ride
Though back into storybooks giants have fled
And the knights are no more and the dragons are dead

Let faith be my shield and let joy be my steed
'gainst the dragons of anger, the ogres of greed
And may truth be set free from the castle of fear,
With the sword of my wisdom made sharp through the years.


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: When a Knight Won His Spurs
From: The Doctor
Date: 21 Jul 11 - 05:38 AM

The same tune is also used for the carol 'How far is it to Bethlehem?', which is in The Oxford Book of Carols.


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: When a Knight Won His Spurs
From: Jane of 'ull
Date: 21 Jul 11 - 09:19 AM

Wow I'd forgotten about this song, we used to sing it at school. I never really understood what it was about, until re-reading the lyrics just now. Thanks for posting


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: When a Knight Won His Spurs
From: GUEST,Wolfy
Date: 13 Jun 12 - 01:32 PM

Cheers chris green for just plain typing out the chords, all this ipod mp3 and midi blah blah, when all was needed was type four bloody chords or state the key. Doing cover of this classic so mucho gracias senor green!


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