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Thread #137760   Message #3153908
Posted By: Les in Chorlton
14-May-11 - 07:19 AM
Thread Name: Padstow May Song query
Subject: RE: Padstow May Song query
"The melody has changed considerably during the last hundred years, so it is difficult to imagine what it might have been like in medieval or ancient British times, if we are right in believing that it dates from the days of pagan Britain and was not introduced by pagan Anglo-Saxon invaders."

We went to Padstow around 76 and were really knocked out by the whole event and have always found the song strange and mesmeric. What evidence is their for its history?

L in C#