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Thread #102317 Message #3798926
Posted By: leeneia
03-Jul-16 - 10:13 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Strawberry Fair - old English trad.
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Strawberry Fair - old English trad.
I think the reference to lock and key has to do with siphoning off some strawberries from the shed or warehouse to line the pockets of the poor.
Well, she's poor, but she's authorized to sell strawberries. He's middle management - a reeve, bailiff or midriff, someone like that. And he has a key to the barn