King Henry Fifth's Conquest of France
Date 1956
Track ID 3064
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1956.45.A1

Original Tape ID

SA1956.045

Summary

Recited fragment of the ballad 'King Henry Fifth's Conquest of France'. The king muses on the tribute due to him from the King of France, ten tons of gold. The King of France finally surrenders his own daughter as payment of the debt.

Adam Lamb heard his mother sing this song.

Item Notes

Several lines recited within narrative. These fragments correspond closely to Child's first, fourth and last stanzas.

See also:
'Ballad Book' (M. Leach, 1955) pp. 463-466
'Song Repertoire of Amelia & Jane Harris' (E. Lyle, K. McAlpine & A.
Dhu McLucas, 2002) pp. 139-141

Item Subject/Person

Henry V, King of England

Recording Location

County - Banffshire

Parish - Inveravon

Village - Glenlivet

Language

English

Genre

Song

Collection

SoSS

Classification

R251; C164;