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Offline Capt Robertsgrave Thighbiter

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Re: Non-Renaissance Songs That Would Make Great Faire Songs
« Reply #30 on: November 05, 2008, 11:14:36 AM »
The Decemberists

"Mariner's Revenge"

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Re: Non-Renaissance Songs That Would Make Great Faire Songs
« Reply #31 on: November 05, 2008, 09:54:32 PM »
I love that song!
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Re: Non-Renaissance Songs That Would Make Great Faire Songs
« Reply #32 on: November 07, 2008, 06:45:03 AM »
I keep planning to perform Archie Fisher's "Witch of the West-Mer-Lands," but it has about 20 verses. I'm not sure how much of the audience would sit through that.

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Re: Non-Renaissance Songs That Would Make Great Faire Songs
« Reply #33 on: November 10, 2008, 12:43:57 AM »
Jack In The Green by Jethro Tull

Children of The Grave by Black Sabbath think of it on acoustic guitar, with bohdran, and maybe a flute for solo like a Celtic tune. I've performed my own version on 4-track and it sounded pretty good.

Ain't Nothin But A Good Time, by Poison, the lyrics are right for say a workign class peasnt or middle-class merchant/tradesman, the music would just have to be writ different for period instruments.

That's all I could think fo for now with out searching out my cd collection.


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Re: Non-Renaissance Songs That Would Make Great Faire Songs
« Reply #34 on: November 10, 2008, 11:36:28 AM »
I was messing around with Children of the Grave myself on the acoustic and giving it more of a celtic Flair

Fiddler on the Green by Demons and Wizards would be an awesome faire track.

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Re: Non-Renaissance Songs That Would Make Great Faire Songs
« Reply #35 on: November 10, 2008, 11:51:10 AM »
Eagleheart by Stratovarius


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Re: Non-Renaissance Songs That Would Make Great Faire Songs
« Reply #36 on: November 12, 2008, 12:50:13 AM »
He was the wizard of a thousand kings
And I chanced to meet him one night wandering
He told me tales and he drank my wine
Me and my magic man kinda feeling fine
He had a cloak of gold and eyes of fire
And as he spoke I felt a deep desire
To free the world of its fear and pain
And help the people to feel free again

Why don't we listen to... the voices in our hearts
Cause then I know we'll find... we're not so far apart
Everybody's got to be happy...everyone should sing
For we know the joy of life... the peace that love can bring

So spoke the Wizard in his mountain home
The vision of his wisdom means we'll never be alone
And now I will dream of my magic night
And the million silver stars that guide me with their light.


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Re: Non-Renaissance Songs That Would Make Great Faire Songs
« Reply #37 on: November 12, 2008, 10:51:02 AM »
Just started working on Glory to the Brave by Hammerfall, this will work really nicely as a Faire track

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Re: Non-Renaissance Songs That Would Make Great Faire Songs
« Reply #38 on: November 16, 2008, 02:09:22 AM »
Wizard by Black Sabbath


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Re: Non-Renaissance Songs That Would Make Great Faire Songs
« Reply #39 on: November 18, 2008, 10:49:33 PM »
Journey of the Sorcerer

An instrumental march from the Eagles circa @'75.
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Re: Non-Renaissance Songs That Would Make Great Faire Songs
« Reply #40 on: November 19, 2008, 02:37:10 AM »
Painter by Deep Purple

Sunshine of Your Love by Cream

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Re: Non-Renaissance Songs That Would Make Great Faire Songs
« Reply #41 on: November 19, 2008, 05:32:14 AM »
Where have all the flowers gone?
Long time passing
Where have all the flowers gone?
Long time ago
Where have all the flowers gone?
Girls have picked them every one
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn?

Where have all the young girls gone?
Long time passing
Where have all the young girls gone?
Long time ago
Where have all the young girls gone?
Taken husbands every one
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn?

Where have all the young men gone?
Long time passing
Where have all the young men gone?
Long time ago
Where have all the young men gone?
Gone for soldiers every one
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn?

Where have all the soldiers gone?
Long time passing
Where have all the soldiers gone?
Long time ago
Where have all the soldiers gone?
Gone to graveyards every one
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn?

Where have all the graveyards gone?
Long time passing
Where have all the graveyards gone?
Long time ago
Where have all the graveyards gone?
Covered with flowers every one
When will we ever learn?
When will we ever learn?

Pete Seger's words can apply to any war. Just take it and apply it to the Crusades.  Christophe the Insultor wrote a song that Empty Hats perform called 'Leave Your Fair Ladies at Home'.
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Re: Non-Renaissance Songs That Would Make Great Faire Songs
« Reply #42 on: November 19, 2008, 12:02:25 PM »
Kill the King or Man on the Silver Mountain by Rainbow

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Re: Non-Renaissance Songs That Would Make Great Faire Songs
« Reply #43 on: November 19, 2008, 12:40:31 PM »
How about Led Zeppelin's "The Battle Of Evermore"

Queen of Light took her bow, And then she turned to go,
The Prince of Peace embraced the gloom, And walked the night alone.

Oh, dance in the dark of night, Sing to the morning light.
The dark Lord rides in force tonight, And time will tell us all.

Oh, throw down your plow and hoe, Rest not to lock your homes.

Side by side we wait the might of the darkest of them all.

I hear the horses' thunder down in the valley blow,
I'm waiting for the angels of Avalon, waiting for the eastern glow.

The apples of the valley hold, The seeds of happiness,
The ground is rich from tender care, Repay, do not forget, no, no.
Dance in the dark of night, sing to the morning light.

The apples turn to brown and black, The tyrant's face is red.

Oh war is the common cry, Pick up you swords and fly.
The sky is filled with good and bad that mortals never know.

Oh, well, the night is long the beads of time pass slow,
Tired eyes on the sunrise, waiting for the eastern glow.

The pain of war cannot exceed the woe of aftermath,
The drums will shake the castle wall, the ring wraiths ride in black, Ride on.

Sing as you raise your bow, shoot straighter than before.
No comfort has the fire at night that lights the face so cold.

Oh dance in the dark of night, Sing to the morning light.
The magic runes are writ in gold to bring the balance back. Bring it back.

At last the sun is shining, The clouds of blue roll by,
With flames from the dragon of darkness, the sunlight blinds his eyes.

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Re: Non-Renaissance Songs That Would Make Great Faire Songs
« Reply #44 on: November 21, 2008, 09:35:36 AM »
There are indeed a lot... this is one that I do:

Zor and Zam
By Bill Chadwick and John Chadwick
Originally performed by the Monkees


The king of Zor, he called for war
And the king of Zam, he answered.
They fashioned their weapons one upon one
Ton upon ton, they called for war at the rise of the sun.

Out went the call to one and to all
That echoed and rolled like the thunder.
Trumpets and drums, roar upon roar
More upon more.
Rolling the call of "Come now to war."

Throughout the night they fashioned their might
With right on the side of the mighty.
They puzzled their minds plan upon plan
Man upon man
And at dying of dawn the great war began.

They met on the battlefield banner in hand.
They looked out across the vacant land.
And they counted the missing, one upon one,
None upon none.
The war it was over before it begun.

Two little kings playing a game.
They gave a war and nobody came.
And nobody came.
And nobody came.
And nobody came.
Have you ever imagined a world with no hypothetical situations?

 

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