A SONG FOR FRANCIS CRANLEY

I’m rather excited by the following piece of news. Having read The Woodville Connection, talented musician Ian Churchward of The Legendary Ten Seconds was inspired to write a wonderful song about Francis Cranley.

I hope to be able to share a link to the song in due course but in the meantime, here are the first few verses:

I SHALL SPEAK OF THE OLD CENTURY 

OF MY LIEGE LORD I WILL SPEAK KINDLY 

FRANCIS CRANLEY IS MY NAME 

OF MY YOUTH YOU DO REMIND ME

 

 TO MIDDLEHAM CASTLE A STRANGER CAME 

AND FIELDING WAS HIS NAME 

OF A MURDER HE DID STAND ACCUSED 

OF HIS INNOCENCE HE DID CLAIM

 

I SHALL SPEAK OF THE OLD CENTURY

OF THE LIFE THAT IS BEHIND ME

FRANCIS CRANLEY IS MY NAME

WITH MY MEMORIES YOU DO FIND ME

 

FOR PLAINCOURT MANOR I DID RIDE

TO HELP KIND GLOUCESTER’S FRIEND

TO FIND THE TRUTH OF GEOFREY’S DEATH

MY ASSISTANCE I MIGHT LEND

Even more excitingly, the song will be performed by The Legendary Ten Seconds at their gig at York House Centre in Stony Stratford on Saturday, 20th February 2016. I am delighted to say that I will be there  to hear it, and will have a few copies of The Woodville Connection and The Beaulieu Vanishing with me in case anyone wants to buy a signed copy.

For more information about the Stony Stratford gig, visit www.thelegendary10seconds.co.uk