29th April 2019

29th April 2019


Here are the lyrics for my latest song idea which is about Elizabeth Lambert who was a mistress of Edward IV. When Richard III became King she was found guilty of harlotry and for punishment she was made to walk from St Paul's Cross in London wearing only her petticoat. She was then imprisoned in Ludgate where Richard III's solicitor, Thomas Lynom, fell in love with her. Thomas managed to gain the approval of the King to be allowed to marry her.

WALK OF SHAME


ONCE THE WIFE OF MASTER SHORE

NOW THAT MARRIAGE IS NO MORE

THE WITTY MISTRESS OF A KING

TO HIM HER BEAUTY SHE COULD BRING


PUBLIC PENANCE IN THE STREET

NO SHOES WORN ON HER FEET

FOR PUNISHMENT THE WALK OF SHAME

JANE SHORE WAS NOT HER NAME


ONCE THE WIFE OF MASTER SHORE

NOW THAT MARRIAGE IS NO MORE

A CONCUBINE SHE BECAME

LAMBERT WAS HER MAIDEN NAME


HER KIRTLE IN AN UNKEMPT STATE

SO THIS WOULD BE HER FATE

FOR PUNISHMENT THE WALK OF SHAME

JANE SHORE WAS NOT HER NAME

On Thursday evening I performed a version of a song called 'Pride of Man' (which is probably the best thing Quicksilver Messenger Service ever recorded) with Elaine singing along with me at Red Rock near Bishopsteignton. Someone asked me if it was a song I had written and I had to tell them I hadn't, it was composed by Hamilton Camp.

Friday evening was spent recording some acoustic guitar for the new song about Elizabeth Lambert. The intro of the song starts in Bm as follows:-

Bm chord followed by E, D, C# notes

D chord followed F#, E, C# notes

then these chords

D, A, Bm

It was great to learn that Torquay United won their last game of the season on Saturday afternoon, beating St Alban's 0-4 away, Torquay also hit the woodwork three times, missed a penalty (again!), and broke a few of their records such as their fastest ever goal ten seconds after the start of the match. In fact they also nearly scored a second goal from the next kick off when Jamie Reed hit the cross bar.

Spent most of the afternoon at home making a video to go with the 2018 version of King in the Car Park using the artwork that was drawn and painted by Graham Moores for the History Book Part One album. Here is the link to it on you tube:-

https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=dlNOOaGt34c&list=RDAMVMdlNOOaGt34c

Did some more work on the Walk of Shame song in the evening by recording some guide vocals but found it quite difficult to sing because the recording is a bit too fast for the lyrics. On Sunday afternoon I started recording version two with a slightly slower tempo and found it easier to record the guide vocal this time.

On Sunday morning I met Graham Moores in Exeter and gave him a copy of the History Book Part One CD. He's done quite a bit of the artwork for Part Two. In the evening I recorded myself playing bass guitar for the first time for ages. Lord Zarquon has got so good at playing the bass that I've virtually given up trying to work out bass lines for my songs.

I 've exchanged a few emails this week with John Challis and Philip Hume as we are trying to organise a recording session in the Ludlow for a comedy song about the Mortimers in medieval England. Philip mentioned this in one of his emails:-

I met a medieval reenactor recently who told me that Sunnes and Roses is the best CD that he has ever heard and that he plays it constantly in his car!

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