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Thread #110682 Message #2324514
Posted By: GUEST,Confrontation Viper
24-Apr-08 - 02:00 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: May day Rhymes or songs
Subject: RE: Folklore: May day Rhymes or songs
I assume Sedayne was being as facetious (as ever) on such pagan / folkloric matters; after all the Maypole is about as phallic as it gets no matter how sanitised by the Victorians. And since when do kids need to be taught about sex?
I include the words of Maypole Dance from Paul Giovanni's score to The Wicker Man as a contemporary exemplification of something very ancient & perennial. In the film the song is sung by kids.