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Thread #122311   Message #2684204
Posted By: Dave the Gnome
20-Jul-09 - 09:07 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Green Ginger Morris Team
Subject: RE: Folklore: Green Ginger Morris Team
Origins of North West Morris. It is a well known fact that North West Clog was started down t'pit where teams of men in clogs used synchronised stepping to stamp on rats that plagued the workings. The fact that the miners used to perform this task unwashed was also used to explain the black face tradition but as that belongs to Border teams this is blatantly ludicrous.

That can be quoted as an absolute truth because it was taught to me by my great uncle, Blind Lemonbelly Higginthorpe, the only known exponent of Lancashire Blues and writer of such famous pieces as 'Tune for a lost euphonium'.