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The Phoney King of England

Discussion in 'Archive' started by narkspud, Jul 1, 2004.

  1. narkspud

    narkspud Member

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    OK, so I'm listening to this old LP I found, circa 1960 by my calculation, by a folksinger named Oscar Brand. The album's called "Bawdy Songs and Backroom Ballads Vol. 3," and it collects, well, just what it says--Old folksongs of an adult nature. And the last cut on the album is called "The Bastard King of England."

    Well, seems to me I've heard this song before--in Disney's Robin Hood. The lyrics are rather different, but the melody stops just short of being identical. I feel quite confident in saying that the one was based on the other. And such a naughty song, too!

    Just thought I'd share. I'd quote some lyrics, but the admins would lynch me.
     
  2. X-S Tech

    X-S Tech Active Member

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    The Disney version (though not the film version) appears on the Louis Prima Robin Hood album on the Wonderland Music system. I don't care for any of the otehr songs but that one is so cool I just may have to get it.
     

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