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Posted By: GUEST,Send Help
11-Jul-12 - 12:28 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Blood Red Roses (what's it mean?)
Subject: RE: Origins: Blood Red Roses (what's it mean?)
Redcoats? The French for red roses is 'roses rouges' which the English would have corrupted into god knows what but probably not red roses.
After reading too many pages of this I am not longer interested in the meaning of the phrase, and am beginning to think the shanty was written by Alexander Pope and a bottle of sack or two.