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Thread #104387 Message #2137482
Posted By: GUEST,AR
31-Aug-07 - 04:09 AM
Thread Name: the gay and the grinding
Subject: RE: the gay and the grinding
Hmm, interesting. Elizabeth Stewart's version of Child #10 has the 'Binnorrie' refrain rather than the 'gay and the grinding' and 'bows of London' stuff - but it DOES talk about the king's three archers coming riding by rather than a minstrel/harper figure found in other versions. I suppose that bent strands are the commonality, perhaps.