Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe



User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
Reinhard Tune Req: Roy Bailey/King Henry (8) RE: Tune Req: Roy Bailey/King Henry 31 Jul 18


The melody of King Henry is printed in Bronson's The Traditional Tunes of the Child Ballads. Bronson gives as his source the Ritson-Tyler-Brown Manuscript, pp. 85-90, Harvard College Library, and it was collected from Mrs. Brown of Falkland, Aberdeenshire.

Roy Bailey's version of Brian Pearson's Song of the Leaders is on his 1982 album Hard Times, and he was accompanied on this track by John Kirkpatrick. Now, John was with Steeleye Span in 1977, and so he might have known King Henry from them and given the melody to Roy Bailey. But that's pure guessing, and I don't know when Brian Pearson wrote Song of the Leaders and if he already used this meloody or if it was added by Roy.


Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.