The Vicar Of Bray

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  1. Dec 13,  · Directed by Henry Edwards. With Stanley Holloway, Hugh Miller, K. Hamilton Price, Felix Aylmer. Musical set in the Civil War period about a vicar who, by adjusting his policies, manages to retain his living under both king and Cromwell. Based on a traditional story and song/10(4).
  2. Jul 27,  · While little remembered nowadays, The Vicar of Bray, both as a song and as a political and religious stereotype (and insult), occupied a small but important niche in English culture for years or more. The spinoffs it inspired include a comic opera and the movie of the same name starring Stanley Eugene Byrne.
  3. The Vicar of Bray () cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more.
  4. The Vicar of Bray will be Vicar of Bray still. In good King Charles's golden days, When loyalty had no harm in't, A zealous High Churchman I was, And so I gained preferment. To teach my flock I never missed: Kings were by God appointed; And they are damned who dare resist Or touch the Lord's anointed. And this is law I will maintain.
  5. Two candidates for the real-life basis for the Vicar of Bray (if such there were) include: Francis Carswell, vicar for 42 years until his death in , and Simon Alleyne who lived through the reigns of Henry VII, Edward VI, Mary and Elizabeth. For centuries, Bray has been most famous for its mention in this poem.
  6. Dick Gaughan Vicar Of Bray Lyrics. Vicar Of Bray lyrics performed by Dick Gaughan: In good King Charles's golden times when loyalty no harm meant A furious High Church man was I and so I gained preferment Unto my flock I daily preached.
  7. Apr 24,  · I found this in The National Songbook. Certainly one that got away for me. There are various versions including a Queen Anne verse which I and the songbook o.
  8. I will be Vicar of Bray, sir! When William our deliverer came, To heal the nation's grievance, I turned the cat in pan again, And swore to him allegiance: Old principles I did revoke, Set conscience at a distance, Passive obedience is a joke, A jest is non-resistance. And this is law, I will maintain Unto my dying day, sir, That whatsoer king /5.

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