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Thread #60673 Message #971532
Posted By: alanww
24-Jun-03 - 09:41 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Staines Morris
Subject: Origins: Staines Morris
I like to sing traditional songs and one I have just learnt is Staines Morris. Now I know that its tune is included in John Playford's book The English Dancing Master, published in 1651. Also, as I am a morris man myself, I know that the tune has been used for a morris dance from the village of Longborough in Gloucestershire.
But can anyone please help me with the origins of the lyrics. Thanks in advance ...!
"Come ye young men, come along, with your music, dance and song ...!"