The Grand Old Duke of York - English Children's Songs - England - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image

Notes

Mike wrote: "That one (the rhyme) is from Wakefield again in West Yorkshire England. It's Sandal Castle where the duke of York attacked after walking all the way from South England the castle is on a hill. When he got back to York (very tired) it had been taken over and they chopped off his head and stuck it on the Micklegate bar, in York (see photo)."

-Mike
(York, England)

The photos are of Micklegate Bar and Sandal Castle (you can see the ruins of the castle at the top of the hill in the top left corner).

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Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Charlotte for contributing this song and to Monique Palomares for creating the midi music. Thanks to Mike for the commentary and for the photo of Micklegate Bar.

Photo of Sandal Castle: Steve Partridge

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