The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #69121   Message #3866455
Posted By: Steve Gardham
16-Jul-17 - 06:25 PM
Thread Name: Martin Said to His Man
Subject: RE: Martin Said to His Man
Or not! Interesting piece of conjecture but the 4 standard verses are all simple impossibilities. Chappell thought it simply 'a satire on those who tell wonderful stories' (possibly about Henry and the Pope) and this is more likely to happen when the storyteller is a drunken fool.