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Thread #27464   Message #338439
Posted By: Anglo
10-Nov-00 - 10:52 PM
Thread Name: Lyr/Chords Req: The Brown and the Yellow Ale
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Brown and the Yellow Ale
Yes, Malcolm, that's all true. Of course, it doesn't prove that a number of folk songs are _not_ pagan pre-christian survivals, any more than tracing the style of morris dancing to origins at Charles II's summer residence in Ascot-under-Wychwood proves that it's _not_ a fertility ritual.

(Sorry, couldn't resist...)