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Thread #27464   Message #338396
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
10-Nov-00 - 09:12 PM
Thread Name: Lyr/Chords Req: The Brown and the Yellow Ale
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Brown and the Yellow Ale
Thankyou, Anglo: that makes sense.  As a rule, these fanciful explanations by people who know little history but who have highly developed imaginations result in a whole bunch of innocents believing that they have "the truth" of a song; particularly if they want to believe that folksongs are usually pagan pre-christian survivals, etc.  It's an interesting song, of course, but probably rather less complicated than a lot of people might suppose...

Malcolm