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Thread #60673   Message #974100
Posted By: masato sakurai
28-Jun-03 - 10:35 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Staines Morris
Subject: RE: Origins: Staines Morris
The Morris On version sung by Shirley Collins seems to come from some popular edition as The National Song Book or Songs of England, vol. II (Boosey & Hawkes, pp. 66-67), the tile being "To the Maypole Haste Away," which may have been from Old English Ditties from Popular Music of the Olden Time, vol. 1 (Chappell & Co., [1884?], pp. 24-25). The version Chappell quoted in Popular Music has this chorus: Then to the May-pole come away / For it is now our holiday.

I have a CD which contains both "Staines Morris" and Praetorius in it: To Drive the Cold Winter Away: A Fireside Presentation of Music for Merrymaking down the Ages -- St. George's Canzona (CRD 3319).