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Ringer Lads a-bunchum, Laudanum bunches (9) Lads a-bunchum, Laudanum bunches 06 Jan 18

It's a long time since I logged in here. I hope you are still as helpful as I remember you having been.

When I used to dance the morris, I always assumed that Laudanum Bunches referred to a bunch of flowers, probably poppies, but when I look in the dictionary the only entry for laudanum is "tincture of opium". Does anyone know how this dance (these dances) got its name?

And is Lads a-Bunchum a corruption of the same name as, again, I've always assumed?

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