Mudcat Café message #2143538 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #104565   Message #2143538
Posted By: Lighter
07-Sep-07 - 05:09 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Tam Lin and Tamberlaine
Subject: RE: Origins: Tam Lin and Tamberlaine
Heh. From the liner notes to Oscar Brand's "Bawdy Songs and Backroom Ballads Vol. 4" (Audio Fidelity AFLP 1847), ca.1957: "'Tom Bolynn' - A very ancient song, this has been found by Oscar Brand in half a dozen versions in many countries. It is apparently based on the exploits of one Tam Lynn, legendary king of the fairies and a hero of the sexual world."

Got that? And Anne Boleyn's father was named "Tom" too. If Tamburlaine, Tom Boleyn, Tom Bolynn, Tommy Linn, Tambling, Tam Lin, and Russ and Amber Tamblyn all played the tambourine, that would cinch it for me.

Lloyd's book makes no mention of any of these people or songs.

Why the cover-up?