Lots of catching up to do, so a very long post.

Nat Case ncase at hedbergmaps.com
Fri Jan 4 19:50:47 EST 2002

>On Sun, 30 Dec 2001, Anna Skarzynska wrote:
>>  Now, the Reigners - or was it Reiners - in Hexwood. Is there a connection
>>  with "eight for the April Rainers (sp?)" in the song "Green Grow the Rushes
>>  O"? This strange song could bear some discussion. If anyone is interested
>>  I'll post the entire text as I know it.

Thomas Thurman <tjat2 at thurman.org.uk> wrote:
>What connections would they have with the Hexwood universe, other than
>having a similar-sounding name? There weren't eight Reigners.

You know, I've never looked at the lyrics too closely, and I always 
assumed it was "eight for the eight [bold?] raiders." All of the 
online sources I can find (excepting the pagan variants) agree with 
you though.

So what the heck is an April Rainer? I think it sounds like a 
corruption of eight-something else. The rest of the verses are pretty 
similarly structured... Who knows...
[see http://www.acronet.net/~robokopp/english/greengro.htm for what 
the lyrics everyone else on the net seems to agree on...)

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