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Thread #46931   Message #699411
Posted By: CapriUni
27-Apr-02 - 08:04 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: May Song (D Webber) and other May songs
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: first of may
Ian, you wrote:

Those are all songs associated with the "Maypole Dance" and the music is used for the dance.

I got hold of the tune "Come Lasses and Lads", and have it playing in the background while reading these lyrics. I can sort of make the tune match with NOW IS THE MONTH OF MAYING, but not at all with JOAN TO THE MAYPOLE (though I see the similarities between the latter and COME LASSES...).

Just one more case where midi do not substitute for the singing voice, I guess.