Re: Green Grow the Rushes Ho

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Posted by Fred Cornish on December 23, 2001 at 20:26:40:

In Reply to: Green Grow the Rushes Ho posted by Lara Niedermeyer on November 03, 19100 at 20:37:54:

: Hi,

A followup after following links all night.

These are the best links I found, and provide a number of possible explanations - including the origins of the word "gringo"!

http://www.acronet.net/~robokopp/english/greengro.htm

http://sniff.numachi.com/~rickheit/dtrad/lookup.cgi?ti=GRNRUSH4

http://www.cyberwitch.com/wychwood/Temple/songOfTheFaith.htm

www.stanford.edu/group/wais/gender_defense5201.html
of the word "gringo". Did it come from the American soldiers who in 1846 marched
into Mexico singing "Green grow the rushes, oh!"? George brings up Robert Burns ...

http://www.acronet.net/~robokopp/english/anewdial.htm

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