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Posted By: greg stephens
13-Mar-02 - 12:50 PM
Thread Name: Greensleeves ... Whence the name?
Subject: Well, GreensRE: GREENSLEEVES ... Whence the name?
Well Greensleeves was certainly around before those clever Italian violins came in , so you can forgot about the Bob Bolton theory. What is more intriguing is that the dance-tune version was commonly called "Kiss my arse" or, in some publications "Kiss my A--e". What is the origin of this strange phrase?