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Thread #80264 Message #1462821
Posted By: Peace
16-Apr-05 - 04:56 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The Witches' Reel (Scots)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Scots Song: 'the witches' reel'
"While Geilis Duncan played the Witches' Reel
Upon a jews-harp."
This is from Longfellow's "Giles Corey of the Salem Farms." However, I don't know if the reference is the same reel being discussed here or not. However, if it is, it will then allow us to date the play at least to the time Longfellow wrote it.