[Bards] Parcel of Rogues
emma.haldan at gmail.com
Tue Jan 6 08:38:43 PST 2009
I love the Steeleye Span version of this, with Maddie Pryor.... Time to put
those CDs on again!
On Tue, Jan 6, 2009 at 7:07 AM, John Hirling <jhirling at gmail.com> wrote:
> One of the great Robert Burns poems, I particularly like the vocal and drum
> rendition by Steeleye Span. Other favorite Burns works for me are Scots Wa
> Hae and To The Weavers Gin Ye Go. Although not period, they have a period
> feel that has never broken the moment for me.
> For those who are interested:
> *Written in 1791, *Such a Parcel of Rogues in a Nation* is Robert Burns'
> famous poem on the 1707 Acts of Union, which joined the parliaments of
> England and Scotland to create the nation of Great Britain. It contains the
> lines 'We're bought and sold for English gold' -- \ Such a parcel of rogues
> in a nation! echoing the sentiment that Scottish landowners, bankrupted in
> part by the disastrous Darien Scheme, sold out the Scottish nation for
> own financial gain.**
> Only my opinion, but I wouldn't worry too much about trying to sing it
> note-for-note as written in the Dragonsfire Tor Newcomers Book.
> " The heart of the human problem is the heart of the human." Max Lucado
> On Tue, Jan 6, 2009 at 5:25 AM, willowjonbardc at juno.com <
> willowjonbardc at juno.com> wrote:
> > http://dragonsfire-tor.ansteorra.org/Downloads/Newcomer's_Songbook.pdf<http://dragonsfire-tor.ansteorra.org/Downloads/Newcomer%27s_Songbook.pdf>
> > I have been trying to many of you to sing this song. Here is the music
> > words.
> > willow de wisp
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