The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #123229 Message #3870794
Posted By: Steve Gardham
09-Aug-17 - 05:35 PM
Thread Name: Meaning: I'll dye my petticoat
Subject: RE: Meaning: I'll dye my petticoat
We have no way of knowing what passed for folksong in the earlier Middle ages. Even the possibles that survive from the 15th century are very scarce. As a folksong the song under discussion has not been traced any further back than the 18thc.