The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #60673   Message #971733
Posted By: alanww
24-Jun-03 - 03:30 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Staines Morris
Subject: RE: Origins: Staines Morris
Thanks to all. So the lyrics are probably by Robert Cox, the "comedian", and were published in 1656. But how does Will Kemp come into it? I thought he was a fool and dancer. Is it thought that he could he have written the words to the popular tune of the time and Robert Cox included it in his book?

"Then to the maypole ...!"