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Posted By: GUEST,Margaret
19-Apr-06 - 07:42 PM
Thread Name: 3 Ravens (Ravenscroft) what's it about?
Subject: RE: 3 Ravens (Ravenscroft) what's it about?
The people the song originated with thought it important to distinguish a fallow deer (not a red or a roe deer). Was there some significance in that? Roe deer were not regarded as aristocratic hunting. In any case, fallow can not mean pregnant.