This example of "Lord Willoughby" is
performed by Andrew Scarhart.
Please refer to Cantaria's Copyright information
Bruce Olsen's 17th Century Broadside
The fifteenth day of July/ ZN895| Lord Willoughby/ Tune: Lord Willoughby/ RB4 8 = W1 67: F. Coles/ P2 131: TP/ CR 392: A. M. W. O. and T. Thackeray [HH1 59 = 58v, BC, DC]
You can read about the history of the tune (and hear a markedly different version) at Greg Lindahl's Music of the Sixteeth Century Broadside Ballad page.
|The fifteenth day of July
With glist'ning spear and shield
A famous fight in Flanders
Was foughten in the field
The most courageous officers
Were English captains three
But the bravest in the battle
Was brave Lord Willoughby.
Stand to it noble pikemen
Then quoth the Spanish general,
|And then the fearful enemy
Were quickly put to flight
Our men pursued courageously
And caught their forces quite
But at the last they gave a shout
Which echoed through the sky
'God and St George for England!'
The conquerors did cry.
To the soldiers that were maimed
Then courage noble Englishmen