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Thread #166778   Message #4021435
Posted By: Steve Gardham
27-Nov-19 - 05:35 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Green and Yellow / Green and Yeller
Subject: RE: req/ADD: Green and Yellow / Green and Yeller
Very interesting. The Gilwell 6 stanzas seem to derive from a version on the 50s folk scene, which would be quite logical. There may still be people about who can shed light on how it passed from folk song to burlesque. 3 of those 6 stanzas do not appear in earlier oral tradition.
(2, 4 & 5). (unless you know different!)

Thanks, GG