The Death of Queen Jane
Date 1977
Track ID 60168
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1977.005

Original Tape ID

SA1977.005

Summary

Any tune can be diddled if you know it well. Duncan Williamson diddles the tune of 'The Death of Queen Jane', then sings some verses. He was not thinking of the words when he was diddling.

Item Notes

3 verses (couplets).

Jane Seymour (1508–1537), wife of Henry VIII and Queen Consort of England, died in childbirth.

See:
Greig-Duncan vol. 3, pp. 591, no. 693
'Traveller's Joy' (M. Yates, 2006) pp. 98-99
'Scottish Ballad Book' (N. Buchan, 1973) pp. 156-157
'Ancient Scottish Ballads' (G. R. Kinloch, 1827) pp. 116-122, 273
'Last Leaves of Traditional Ballads' (A. Keith & G. Greig, 1925) pp. 106-107
'Penguin Book of English Folk Songs' (R. Vaughan Williams & A. L. Lloyd, 1959) p. 31
'Traditional Tunes of the Child Ballads' vol. 3 (B. H. Bronson & F. J. Child, 1959) p. 147

Item Subject/Person

Seymour, Jane (Queen Consort of England)

Language

English

Genre

Song

Collection

SoSS

Classification

R77; GD693; C170;