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Posted By: Bob Bolton
07-Apr-03 - 07:30 PM
Thread Name: Greensleeves History of
Subject: RE: Greensleeves History of
G'day DMcG (If you are still tracing this thread),

In re the authorship of the Greensleeves tune, the Oxford Companion to Music ... the older, single-volume, Percy Scholes edition ... claims that Greensleeves is just a typical example of the Italian fiddle music that came along with the new-fangled violin - that supplanted and smothered much of British traditional music.

Hmmm... (Scholes' views are always good for starting a stoush!)

Regard(les)s,

Bob Bolton