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Thread #6015   Message #2508950
Posted By: Genie
05-Dec-08 - 04:27 PM
Thread Name: Greensleeves ... Whence the name?
Subject: RE: GREENSLEEVES ... Whence the name?
Brian, you mentioned that "The tune CĂșnnla, otherwise known as The Frieze Britches is supposed to be sung to a varation of Greensleeves ... "

I think one might trace the origin of "The Frieze Britches" back to those couples who (per Alanabit's story) thought, "Gee, I know it's January and all, but there's only one room in the house, so let's go out and do it in the yard."