Posted by jill on October 27, 2006 at 06:11:26:
In Reply to: Re: Green Grow the Rushes Ho posted by Jimmeh on August 07, 2003 at 10:06:23:
We had this song in our annotated song book in school. It's my recollection that the lily-white boys refers to Jesus and his cousin, John the Baptist. One for God, Three for the Trinity, Four for Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, Five for the Star of David on the door, Six, eight and nine, I forget, seven is for a constellation, but I forget which one, 11 for the disciples, minus Judas,...
I wish I could remember the name of the songbook, it was filled with loads of traditional songs for all over, with clear explanations of their origins. jb
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