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Thread #83375   Message #1532070
Posted By: Abby Sale
31-Jul-05 - 11:47 AM
Thread Name: Happy! - July 31 (Lughnasadh)
Subject: Happy! - July 31

Happy Lughnasadh Eve
("Feast of Lugh")

& Sabbat (Lammas)

annually on 7/31

It's one of those convenient times of year to hook the setting for a ballad, eg:

        IT fell about the Lammas time,
        When wightsmen won their hay,
        A' the squires in merry Linkum
        Went a' forth till a play.

                "Lord Livingston" (Child #262)

ALSO: The Battle of Otterburn (Child #161)- fell about the Lammas tide,
ALSO: Corn Rigs (or Rigs 'O Barley)(Burns) - was upon a Lammas night,
ALSO: Duncan Gray (Burns- 1 of 3+ versions) - Bonie was the lammas moon,
ALSO: Young Ronald (Child #304)- It fell upon the Lammas time.

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