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Thread #6015   Message #2508753
Posted By: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
05-Dec-08 - 12:37 PM
Thread Name: Greensleeves ... Whence the name?
Subject: RE: GREENSLEEVES ... Whence the name?
Now that we are all in agreement....

One of the standard explanations was that "camp followers" wore green sleeves or some sort of green cloth to identify them to both sides as non-combatants during battles - valuable commodities that they were.

I wonder if Oscar Brand would identify green sleeves as "what the Winnipeg Whore wore?".....sorry....