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Thread #73318 Message #2988083
Posted By: Scorpio
16-Sep-10 - 01:26 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Cadgwith Anthem
Subject: RE: Origins: Cadgwith Anthem
The simplest explanation is usually the most likely, I think. Two things stuck in my head when I first heard the song - that the reference to lawlessness and Kashmir placed the song on the NW frontier, and that the Beauty of Kasmir was botanical. Being the area it was, and the robbers they were, the opium poppy or the mariajuana plant are strong candidates, but the first thing I thought of was the drooping, curling fern design brought back from Kashmir by the soldiers and familiar to many as Paisley pattern.