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Thread #46931   Message #704268
Posted By: Jim Dixon
04-May-02 - 12:57 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: May Song (D Webber) and other May songs
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: first of may
Allan C: Are you referring to the line that Mrrzy quoted? "Hooray, hooray, the first of May, outdoor f***ing starts today"? I don't know if it's in Chaucer, but you can check for yourself. I know Chaucer did say a lot of stuff about May.

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