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Warwickshire Folk Songs

08 Dec 09 - 06:46 PM (#2784165)
Subject: Warwickshire Folk Songs
From: Charmain

Anybody??


08 Dec 09 - 07:00 PM (#2784177)
Subject: RE: Warwickshire Folk Songs
From: greg stephens

Perhaps the best known of English hunting songs, "Fine Hunting Day" was written for the Warwickshire Hunt.


08 Dec 09 - 07:03 PM (#2784183)
Subject: RE: Warwickshire Folk Songs
From: Charmain

Ooh - OK - Cheers - Can't find it in Digitrad tho... !! Do you have the words and music??


08 Dec 09 - 07:11 PM (#2784187)
Subject: RE: Warwickshire Folk Songs
From: GUEST

Seems to be on YOUTUBE under that title, if it's the song Greg mentioned.


08 Dec 09 - 10:46 PM (#2784306)
Subject: RE: Warwickshire Folk Songs
From: Gurney

'The Keeper,' I believe.


08 Dec 09 - 10:53 PM (#2784307)
Subject: RE: Warwickshire Folk Songs
From: RTim

There were a number of songs collected in Ilmington, as well as the Morris dance tradition. So I would Google that.

Tim Radford


09 Dec 09 - 01:59 AM (#2784411)
Subject: RE: Warwickshire Folk Songs
From: GUEST,Elfcall

Strawhead produced a CD called a Walled Town & Ragged Staff celebrating the 450th anniversary of Warwick - There are twenty tracks of songs connected to Warwick(shire).

Elfcall - a Warwickshire Lad


09 Dec 09 - 10:33 AM (#2784611)
Subject: RE: Warwickshire Folk Songs
From: Dick The Box

I have a copy of Roy Palmer's book "Songs Of The Midlands" for sale on eBay at the moment. It contains a fair number of songs collected in Warwickshire.


09 Dec 09 - 12:57 PM (#2784722)
Subject: RE: Warwickshire Folk Songs
From: Nigel Parsons

Or a song sung by Scouts in Warwickshire

The Warwickshire Song
(Tune Villikins & his Dinah)

A young earl of Warwick, one Atholl by name,
Did need him a sign for to bring him some fame,
His name meant a bear so a bear he did choose,
And that's how the bear first came into the news.

Chorus
Rye toodle rye toodle rye toodle rye aye
We'll show you our badge if you come down our way
It's only a bear standing up by a tree,
But it's story was told in 900ad

Morvidus the earl who came after that chap,
Uprooted an oak and with lions did scrap,
He slew them and cut it to pieces of chaf,
And that's how the bear got his rugged old staff,

Chorus




The Bear & Rugged Staff (The Arms of Warwickshire) Also the name of numerous pubs in the UK


CHEERS

Nigel


10 Dec 09 - 02:18 AM (#2785149)
Subject: RE: Warwickshire Folk Songs
From: Herga Kitty

If you're happy to consider contemporary songs as well as trad ones, there's Gilly Kemp's "All in a Warwickshire Road" (try a PM to Wuzzle)!

Kitty