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Thread #3324 Message #2388011
Posted By: Gurney
13-Jul-08 - 06:27 PM
Thread Name: Greensleeves History of
Subject: RE: Greensleeves History of
You are a lot of serious people! Why it should matter who wrote a song 400 years ago is beyond me.
My attitude is more summed up by Michael Flanders monologue about it, with Donald Swann's lovely piano in the background.
I do, however, like the idea of sleeves being separate garments. I suppose trouser-legs were, once, which is why we still speak of a 'pair' of trousers.
Must have been draughty.
Just being mischievous.