minstrel: two songs . . . no clue. (story of my life)

Greg Lindahl lindahl at pbm.com
Sun Mar 19 19:55:24 PST 2000


> The other song I would like info on is 'Soldiers Three' (AKA we be soldiers
> three)
> I really like the version that I know and I enjoy singing it, though not at
> events.  The version I know is not period, but the melody may be, and there
> may be a period version of the song that I do not know of.

There's a near-period version in Ravenscroft, Deuteromelia # 3. The
book was published in 1609.

http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/ravenscroft/

I'd be interested in knowing the lyrics you learned it with -- it's
interesting to see how things mutate in SCA oral tradition.

-- gb


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