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Thread #60673 Message #971667
Posted By: GUEST,Q
24-Jun-03 - 01:14 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Staines Morris
Subject: RE: Origins: Staines Morris
The story of Actaeon and Diana was popular in the 16th-17th century (she offed him with her trusty bow and arrow). Robert Herrick's poem, The Vision, is about Diana in her hunting garb. See The Vision
A song about a maypole and the story of a murder seem far apart.
A tune called "The Maypole" was used with the lyrics for the humorous song, "The Chummy's Wedding." No music with the Bodleian broadside, so don't know if it is the same tune or not.