Monday, 19 November 2012

We Be Soldiers Three

A fine song to sing beside the campfire at your local ECW or TYW event.
WEe be Souldiers three' was published by - and probably written by - collector and composer Thomas Ravenscroft, in his 'Deuteromelia' (1609). The French line, "pardona moy je vous an pree" (original spelling) means "pardon me, I pray you" or "pardon me, I beg you". The images in the video are from Ravenscroft's book.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Do you know this Double CD? Contains a lot of quite rousing stuff for the late 16th and early 17th c. (including English Civil war) Check it out!