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Thread #6015   Message #674320
Posted By: Mr Red
22-Mar-02 - 05:33 PM
Thread Name: Greensleeves ... Whence the name?
Subject: RE: GREENSLEEVES ... Whence the name?
Paul Burgess, in answer to a question of Henry VIII's authorship, said "Song appeared later, there was a morris tune called "Greensleeves" known to exist when old Hank was on the throne". The morris tune is only "similar" he said (as is posted above).
That concurs with the 1585 publication.
Paul is a fine fiddler and FWIW I would expect him to know his violin history too.

just a thought but would a violin be the "cyrdd of the devil".
"& he danced, danced to the fiddlers tune.... (Stanton Drew in the county of Somerset)

Steve Parkes
were they in the "Sound of Muccus?" Who nose? Pre cylinder records eh?