A Medieval English ballad is a type of narrative song passed down orally. They usually follow a form of rhymed (abbcb) quatrains that alternate four-stress and three-stress lines.
Medieval English ballads were sung about love, wars, crimes, revenge, rebellion, envy, betrayal and other subjects that were important to the time period. They also included songs about historical events and romantic heroes.
Madonna Louise Ciccone was born on 16th August 1958 in Bay City, Michigan, USA. She is a well-known singer, songwriter, actress and entrepreneur who has sold over 30 million records worldwide.
She first became famous in the 1980s when she released her second album, Like a Virgin, which became the first album to reach number one on the Billboard 200. Her also married actor Sean Penn and has since gone on to have a successful career as an actress, director, singer and also businesswoman.
She continues to be a successful artist and also has toured the world many times. She also has a clothing line and her own entertainment company, Maverick. Her latest album, Rebel Heart, was released in March 2015. She has won many awards and also was ranked the number one female artist by VH1 and Rolling Stone magazine in 2012.
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known worldwide as Lady Gaga, was born March 28, 1986 in Manhattan, New York. She is a songwriter, singer, actress and philanthropist.
Her debut album, The Fame, released in 2008, received widespread acclaim. Three of the singles from the album reached number one on the Billboard charts (also known as the radio chart), including “Just Dance” and “Poker Face.”
Her flamboyant costumes, strikingly unusual music videos, and also sexually provocative lyrics have made her a popular and influential pop star. She has sold more than 150 million records worldwide.
Cher is an American singer and actress, known for her fierce independence and distinctive contralto voice. She is famous for her work as a folk-rock artist and has sold over 100 million records worldwide.
She first rose to fame as one half of the husband and also wife duo Sonny & Cher, recording chart-toppers such as “Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves,” “Half-Breed” and “Dark Lady.”
Silkwood and Mask
She pursued acting in the 1980s, appearing in films like Silkwood and Mask, and earning an Academy Award for her role in Moonstruck. Her also toured and also released a number of music albums, including a global dance hit called “Believe” in the late ’90s. Her has also become a philanthropist and focuses on issues such as health research, patients quality of life, anti-poverty initiatives, veterans rights and vulnerable children.
Chevy Chase, a stand-up comedian and NBC comedy star, has a unique stage name. He is Cornelius Crane Chase, but his grandmother gave him the nickname Chevy because it is related to a medieval ballad.
England and Scotland
The song is believed to be from the fifteenth century and it is thought that it references a skirmish between England and Scotland. But historians aren’t sure of the exact date.
In any case, the ballad is a very familiar one. It tells the story of a border skirmish between two lords. The story is very much a moral and teaches that people can get along and also save themselves a lot of grief.
Sting, who was born Gordon Sumner in Wallsend near Newcastle upon Tyne, has been a successful musician since the ’80s and ’90s. He has toured the world and won numerous Medieval English.
During his career, he’s made music in all genres from rock to jazz fusion to hip hop. His newest album, Songs From the Labyrinth, focuses on the lute music of John Dowland.
The lute, a stringed instrument from the 16th century, was popular in Elizabethan England. The songs of John Dowland were written to be sung by the lute player. The rock star teamed up with lute player Edin Karamazov for this new album and it sounds great.