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Thread #171844   Message #4157375
Posted By: Steve Gardham
11-Nov-22 - 04:19 PM
Thread Name: Barbara Allen - Martinmas
Subject: RE: Barbara Allen - Martinmas
Why would 'Martinmas' and 'Scots Lord' give anything an ancient setting?
Martinmas was being celebrated in England at least up to WWII.

>>>who's to say the Pepys song wasn't 'Scotch' but Scottish?<<<
To make this look more plausible you would need to demonstrate that 'Scottish' as opposed to 'Scotch' songs were being sung on the London stage in 1666. I haven't come across any, but that doesn't say there weren't any.