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Hepplewhite, Russell: The Wars of the Roses. Download Pack. PDF

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The Wars of the Roses (1455–1485)
Words by Helen Eastman

CONCERT INTRODUCTION
There was a time when people in Lancashire (Red Rose) and Yorkshire (White Rose) didn’t get on with each other. They just couldn’t agree who should be King of England and so started fighting each other, thinking this would sort things out. But these wars went on for 30 years (!), right up until the Battle of Bosworth in 1485 when King Richard III of York – the loser – was killed and Henry Tudor – the winner – became King Henry VII.

This Download Pack contains the following resources to aid the children in learning the song:

  • Full music with piano accompaniment
  • Melody sheet
  • Lyrics sheet
  • Links to melody teaching tracks and piano accompaniment backing tracks

The purchase of this Adobe PDF file includes a licence to print enough copies for use by your choir.

Note: The file (stamped with your name and email address) will be available for immediate download and the licence will be sent via email.

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LYRICS

In two groups

GROUP ONE
Raise the red rose,
For duty, for valour.
Raise the red rose,
High over this land.

GROUP TWO
Raise the white rose,
For duty, for valour.
Raise the white rose,
Defiant we stand.

We’ll meet at Bosworth, and show you the future,
Ours is the only one true claim to the throne.
We’ll fight till the river runs red with your blood,
And we’ll take the crown, take the crown, take the crown home.

Come stand alongside us, which side will you pick?
York or Lancastrian? Declare yourself quick.
We’ll fight till the sky is dark, dark with your woes,
And we’ll raise high, we’ll raise high, we’ll raise high our rose.

In two groups

GROUP ONE
Raise the red rose,
For duty, for valour.
Raise the red rose,
High over this land.

GROUP TWO
Raise the white rose,
For duty, for valour.
Raise the white rose,
Defiant we stand.

And we’ll tear this country apart, as we fight,
For the right to rule it, the right … to its
Fields and its trees, and its birds, and its streams …

Red / White roses
Defiant we stand.

Helen Eastman
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