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Thread #3324   Message #2388661
Posted By: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
14-Jul-08 - 01:18 PM
Thread Name: Greensleeves History of
Subject: RE: Greensleeves History of
The earliest references I recall seeing depicted the "Greensleeves" as "Camp Followers." Now, that could open a brand new "can" of dialogue. Were camp followers simply prostitutes or were they of a higher calling as they served both the physical and emotional needs of soldiers in the field? As I first heard the story, the green color was to keep them from being mistaken for combatants by either side; a commodity too precious to risk, you see.