Mudcat Café message #16385 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #3324   Message #16385
Posted By: Jon W.
19-Nov-97 - 10:38 AM
Thread Name: Greensleeves History of
Subject: RE: Greensleeves History of
Do I detect a spiritual connection here with the Beatles' "Can't Buy Me Love?"

Bruce, don't be so hard on the song. The tune is wonderful as attested to by its longevity and wide dispersal. And the words are no worse than the average blues song - I like to refer to it as "very early English blues." Besides, there are worse words to sing to the tune - "I'll build you a home in the Meadow" from the Hollywood musical "How the West was Won" comes to mind (I believe Debbie Reynolds sang it). But feel free to disagree.

Jon W.