Green Grow the Rushes O

Ania theania at freeuk.com
Fri Jan 4 21:51:28 EST 2002


----- Original Message -----
From: Nat Case <ncase at hedbergmaps.com>
To: <dwj at suberic.net>
Sent: Saturday, January 05, 2002 12:50 AM
Subject: Re: Lots of catching up to do, so a very long post.
Nat wrote:
> 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...)
>
> -Nat
I thought it was three, three the rivals.... (not 3 arrivals). I wasn't
brought up in an Anglophone country, but the person who introduced me was
(from deepest Somerset, no less).
Ania




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