Agincourt Carol

The Agincourt Carol (sometimes known as the Agincourt Song, the Agincourt Hymn, or by its chorus and central words, Deo gratias Anglia) is an English folk song written some time in the early 15th century. It recounts the 1415 Battle of Agincourt, in which the English army led by Henry V of England defeated that of the French Charles VI in what is now the Pas-de-Calais region of France. The carol is one of thirteen on the Trinity Carol Roll, probably originating in East Anglia, that has been held in the Wren Library of Trinity College, Cambridge since the 19th century.

The carol is featured in Laurence Olivier's 1944 film Henry V.

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Agincourt Carol - Lyrics
... Chorus Then went hym forth, owre king comely, In Agincourt feld he faught manly Throw grace of God most marvelsuly, He had both feld and victory ... in English followed by a burden (chorus) in Latin followed a structure typical of the religious carols of the period ... Agincourt Carol was recorded by Silly Sisters (band) (Maddy Prior and June Tabor) on their second album "No More to the Dance" ...

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    Our king went forth to Normandy,
    With grace and might of chivalry,
    The God for him wrought marvellously,
    Wherefore England may call and cry
    Deo gratias, Deo gratias Anglia
    Redde pro victoria.
    —Unknown. The Agincourt Carol (l. 1–6)