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Thread #31121 Message #405305
Posted By: Fiolar
24-Feb-01 - 12:48 PM
Thread Name: Help: Greensleeves the real composer?
Subject: RE: Help: Greensleeves the real composer?
Has anybody considered that the whole thing might be a rather humorous parody? The Tudors were big on that sort of thing as witness Utopia by Thomas More. Also there is a well known one in Irish called "Eoghan Coir" written in the 18th century by a Richard Barrett. It praises the "generosity" of a well know land-lord of the times when everyone knew that he (to use a Dickensian phrase) outscrooged Scrooge. Irish mudcatters will recognise the poem.