Posted by Fred Cornish on December 23, 2001 at 18:53:18:
In Reply to: Green Grow the Rushes Ho posted by Lara Niedermeyer on November 03, 19100 at 20:37:54:
: I am researching this song for a friend - she is looking for the MEANINGS of each verse... any ideas?
I was doing the same research when I came upon your message by way of a search engine.
Have you had any replies of interest? I have found very little and that seemed to indicate that it is an old song (17??), apparently of British or Scandinavian origin.
I've seen no explanation of the verses, but would love to know the background. The characters sound quite dramatic (lily-white boys, the rivals, etc.) They sound as if they are characters from some tale - or perhaps public figures of the day. Can't offer any more yet but will keep looking and will post back if anything surfaces.
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