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Posted By: pavane
20-Oct-02 - 04:00 AM
Thread Name: Greensleeves History of
Subject: RE: Greensleeves History of
I was always led to believe that the TUNE for the song Greensleeves was a slowed-down version of a widely used tune in jig time, and many other songs were set to variants of the faster tune. See for example Shepherd oh Shepherd (will you come home).

The Morris tune is actually related to the faster tune, but in 4/4