Mudcat Café message #667750 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #6015   Message #667750
Posted By: alanabit
12-Mar-02 - 02:08 PM
Thread Name: Greensleeves ... Whence the name?
Subject: RE: GREENSLEEVES ... Whence the name?
The story I heard was that at the time, there was only one room in most houses. This meant that couples frequently went outside to make love. Originally the song was played faster and was more known as a bawdy ballad. I don't know the truth of this, but I rather like the story!