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Thread #31121   Message #405810
Posted By: GUEST,Ewan McVicar
25-Feb-01 - 04:26 AM
Thread Name: Help: Greensleeves the real composer?
Subject: RE: Help: Greensleeves the real composer?
What startles me about the tune is how adaptable it is. Sinnce it is first listed as [from memory this - a New Northern Song]I prefer to think of it,with absolutely no suppporting evidence, as a Scots tune. I also recall reading that up till around 100 years ago it was a lively jig. Third, if you retread the tune to become major rather than minor mode it turns into a family relative of a popular Scots kids ring game tune with a tangled pedigree - Who'll Come In Tae Ma Wee Ring / Bee Baw Babbity.