Dancing the Maypole -- Nat & others

Nat Case ncase at hedbergmaps.com
Wed Jun 12 13:53:55 EDT 2002

>  > Aaauuugh! The Wicker Man is to morris what The Mummy is to
>>  Egyptology. Aaaaugh! [runs screaming from the room, pursued by a bear]
>Hey, pretty good going by one film to apall morris dancers and pagans in
>the same way. (Also medievalists who resent the ruining of the 'summer
>is i cumen in' song.)

And yet, it really has some of the horrible appeal of train wreck.

On another note, did you know the "Old Bamboo" number in 
Chitty-Chitty  Bang-Bang was actually based on morris dancing? 
apparently the choreographer got Hammersmith Morris (a top UK men's 
team) to come in and filmed them doing their dances for an hour, and 
then whet and made up a "morrissy" dance based on the materials he 

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