The Blind Beggar of Bethnal Green – sung by Paul Burgess

A traditional English song about an allegedly real historical figure. The blind beggar is said to be Henry de Montfort, a son of Simon de Montfort, who lost his sight in the Battle of Evesham. Bethnal Green is the area in London where Daedalus is based (and where many of Paul’s family lived in the late C19th and early C20th).