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|GUEST,T-boy||Origin of Morris Dancing (66* d)||RE: Origin of Morris Dancing||26 Apr 04|
I reckon Jean Phillips' second theory is closest. It was a royal court fashion in the 16th Century to dance 'al morisco', i.e. in the moorish style. No-one pretends it was meant to be an exact or even close replica of Moorish dancing, whatever that was. Just having drums, whistles and bells was probably enough.