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Morris recognised!

Waddon Pete 31 Dec 08 - 02:43 PM
Sue the Borderer 31 Dec 08 - 03:30 PM
PoppaGator 31 Dec 08 - 03:31 PM
The Borchester Echo 31 Dec 08 - 03:46 PM
Sandra in Sydney 31 Dec 08 - 04:56 PM
Suegorgeous 31 Dec 08 - 05:48 PM
Cats 01 Jan 09 - 06:59 AM
Tootler 01 Jan 09 - 01:00 PM
The Sandman 01 Jan 09 - 03:52 PM
JohnB 01 Jan 09 - 05:58 PM
GUEST,Gadaffi 02 Jan 09 - 06:26 AM
Will Fly 02 Jan 09 - 07:19 AM
Waddon Pete 02 Jan 09 - 02:30 PM
Mrs Scarecrow 03 Jan 09 - 01:21 PM
open mike 03 Jan 09 - 02:39 PM
Waddon Pete 04 Jan 09 - 10:55 AM
Tim Leaning 04 Jan 09 - 12:38 PM
Waddon Pete 07 Jan 09 - 05:01 PM
Nigel Parsons 08 Jan 09 - 05:37 AM
Nigel Parsons 08 Jan 09 - 05:51 AM
Waddon Pete 08 Jan 09 - 09:46 AM
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Subject: Morris recognised!
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 31 Dec 08 - 02:43 PM

Here's a good way to start the New Year.

Excellent!

BBC News


Best wishes,

Peter


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Subject: RE: Morris recognised!
From: Sue the Borderer
Date: 31 Dec 08 - 03:30 PM

Congratulations to Norris - long may your fingers stay supple!

Congratulations too to the person who nominated him.

And, Peter, thanks for the link.

Sue


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Subject: RE: Morris recognised!
From: PoppaGator
Date: 31 Dec 08 - 03:31 PM

"Mr Winstone's wife Edna came up with the name Kemp's Men which is in tribute to Will Kemp, a friend of William Shakespeare, who danced from London to Norwich in 1599."

That's a lot of dancing! My knowledge of English geography is very limited, but I have visited by brother in East Anglia (vicinity of Lakenheath RAF base), so I know the approximate distance from London to Norwich ~ an hour-and-a-half or more via high-speed rail to Ely, and then some. On foot in 1599 (on dancing foot!), it must have taken several days!


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Subject: RE: Morris recognised!
From: The Borchester Echo
Date: 31 Dec 08 - 03:46 PM

Twenty-three


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Subject: RE: Morris recognised!
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 31 Dec 08 - 04:56 PM

excellent -


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Subject: RE: Morris recognised!
From: Suegorgeous
Date: 31 Dec 08 - 05:48 PM

Do you think he's an ancestor of Rick/Rose? just a thought...


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Subject: RE: Morris recognised!
From: Cats
Date: 01 Jan 09 - 06:59 AM

Congratulation. Well deserved.


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Subject: RE: Morris recognised!
From: Tootler
Date: 01 Jan 09 - 01:00 PM

It is heartening to see such a person honoured.

Will Kemp wrote an account of his dance from London to Norwich, the text of which can be found here


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Subject: RE: Morris recognised!
From: The Sandman
Date: 01 Jan 09 - 03:52 PM

well done ,young man,95 years young.


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Subject: RE: Morris recognised!
From: JohnB
Date: 01 Jan 09 - 05:58 PM

Great news, congratulations from Canadian Morris dancers too.
JohnB


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Subject: RE: Morris recognised!
From: GUEST,Gadaffi
Date: 02 Jan 09 - 06:26 AM

My congratulations to Norris as well.
Although we have never met, he has always been supportive and courteous with my queries into East Anglian molly dancing, Plough Monday and folklore.


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Subject: RE: Morris recognised!
From: Will Fly
Date: 02 Jan 09 - 07:19 AM

Good stuff! - If he was in Wales he'd probably be "Norris the Morris" (I'll get mt coat...).


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Subject: RE: Morris recognised!
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 02 Jan 09 - 02:30 PM

I thought it was very pleasing to hear of something like this in amongst the many threads of doom and gloom!

Certainly "someone" appreciates Morris Dancing within the establishment!

Best wishes,

Peter


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Subject: RE: Morris recognised!
From: Mrs Scarecrow
Date: 03 Jan 09 - 01:21 PM

Great News and great acheivement


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Subject: RE: Morris recognised!
From: open mike
Date: 03 Jan 09 - 02:39 PM

Morris in the news...another mention of Kemp
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/4910376.stm

am I the only one who expected this thread to be about
Morris_the_Cat
in the U.S. if we see Morris (without the word dancing connected to it)
we might, just might think of this feline character.


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Subject: RE: Morris recognised!
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 04 Jan 09 - 10:55 AM

Tee Hee

Or perhaps they might have been expecting this?

Morris Minor

Best wishes,

Peter


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Subject: RE: Morris recognised!
From: Tim Leaning
Date: 04 Jan 09 - 12:38 PM

Morris Dancing
the least stealthy of the martial arts.
Sorry it was on Radio 4


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Subject: RE: Morris recognised!
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 07 Jan 09 - 05:01 PM

Given that Morris is back in the news...perhaps we should bump this thread back to the top!

Best wishes,

Peter


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Subject: RE: Morris recognised!
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 08 Jan 09 - 05:37 AM

"Morris recognised!"

That'll stop the wags stood on the sidelines asking "Which one's Morris?"


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Subject: RE: Morris recognised!
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 08 Jan 09 - 05:51 AM

Sorry, that was a quote form Micca's earlier thread:

I conducted some research into the original at Towersey FF this last w/e and all said they didnt know it but wished they did,( I regretted not taking the wordw with me!!)s the gathered fragments of the thread, from which a "song" may be selected according to individual taste,
When This Morris Dance is over
(contributions are marked at end with "Name of origin" to expose the Guilty)
When this Morris dance is over

When this Morris dance is over
Oh How happy I will be
When I get my "civvy" clothes on
No more Morrising for me
No more broken little fingers
No more bollickings from the squire
I'll hang up my snow white snotters
Take my bells off and retire

I will stand upon the sidelines
Criticize the lack of fire
Scoffing at the sides backstepping
Saying" In my day we jumped Higher"
I will argue with the foreman
And I know it will be Bliss
Tell the Squire to Foxtrot Oscar
And in General take the P**s

When they dance in freezing car parks
I'll be inside warm and dry
In the pub with all the ladies
Chatting barmaids on the sly
No more questions "which one's Morris?"
No more "please do "Shepherds hay"
I will sit inside a boozing
Watching hankies wave away (Micca)

I went there as a musician
Dancing was my big mistake
I didn't know that they would need me
Or that my right arm would break
No more Adderbury or Bampton
No more Headington you see
I'll go home and hang my bells up
It's to the physio for me. ( vindelis)

P'raps I'll be a folky singer
No more knocking over beer
And I'll take my singer's finger
And I'll stick it in my ear.
No more waving of the hanky,
No more capering on the grass;
You can tell the bl**ding Squire
He can stick it up ......(schantieman)

When I put away my hankie,
I'll look normal like the rest,
Never mind my bells and braces
And what Yankees call a 'vest'
No more dancing in the garden,
With our band and 'Obby 'oss
And if you will beg my parden,
I think your gain is our loss! (Nigel Parsons)

No more sticks in funny places
No more bladders banged on bum
All I wanted was a tankard
filled with ale and real by gum(Mr Red)

And when me morris days are over
I'll have me own seat at the bar
I'll entertain the landlord's daughter
With tales of how I used to star
Like when I had a wee drop taken
And dropped me snotters in the trough
I fished them out and went back dancing
I guessed the wind would dry them off

And while the lads are making capers
With such gay tales I'll entertain
The wives and girlfriends of the dancers
While their men do sweat and strain
Yes the girls will surely gather round me
Once me bells are last unbuckled
And when I stop the Morris Dancing
There's bound to be some room for cuckolds ( slow alan)


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Subject: RE: Morris recognised!
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 08 Jan 09 - 09:46 AM

ROFLMHO!

Many true word spoken.......etc

Peter


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