Nelson & His World

Discussion on the life and times of Admiral Lord Nelson
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 Post subject: The Death of Nelson
PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 6:22 pm 
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The Death of Nelson, aria from The Americans (1811) sung by Henry Turnpenny. I had put this up on on the “How Do You Say Trafalgar” thread, but as that is an old thread here it is again:

http://youtu.be/rswNerDQaHc

And here is a more modern recording (from 1908), sung by Ernest Pike - very different. This includes all the words.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x28duw ... pike_music

The following are the words on the Turnpenny recording:

'Twas in Trafalgar's bay
We saw the Frenchman lay,
Each heart was bounding then.
We scorned the foreign yoke,
For our Ships were British Oak,
And hearts of oak our men!
Our Nelson mark'd them on the wave,
Three cheers our gallant Seamen gave,
Nor thought of home or beauty.
Along the line this signal ran,
England expects that ev'ry man
This day will do his duty!

At last the fatal wound,
Which spread dismay around,
The Hero's breast received;
"Heav'n fights on our side,
The day's our own," he cried!
"Now long enough I've lived!
In honour's cause my life was past,
In honour's cause I fell at last,
For England, home and beauty."
Thus ending life as he began,
England confessed that ev'ry man,
That day had done his duty


That very Zonophone disc with Turnpenny is for sale on Ebay - the marks around the center hole match what you see on the video. Google Ebay and Henry Turnpenny to go to it.


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 Post subject: Re: The Death of Nelson
PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 5:28 pm 
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Here is The Death of Nelson sung by William Boland. Another old recording, Pathe 92929. Two links:

http://youtu.be/n6MyJf_Z3xY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6MyJf_ ... e=youtu.be


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 Post subject: Re: The Death of Nelson
PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 9:11 pm 
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Many thanks for those interesting links, Jesse. I'm sure I recall a wonderful recording by Peter Dawson but cannot find any link to it.

I've mentioned elsewhere another song on the death of Nelson, also sung by John Braham. Here's the link as a reminder:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=210&p=1076&hilit=trumpets#p1076

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